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Here’s a sample lesson on Percent Increase and Decrease designed for a 52-minute Pre-Algebra class.
I just finished this new Calculus game in anticipation of teaching a lesson on The First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. I’m looking to give it a good name. Any suggestions?
Jing Video and notes to accompany my lesson:
Jing Video and notes for the Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus:
This is a link to the solution for the problem shown in the video: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=solve+the+system+.34x+%2B+1.98y+%3D+3990%2C++.73x+%2B+2.45y+%3D+5865
3. Get the Math – This the link to ‘Get the Math, an initiative out of the PBS Station in NYC, which has challenges related to fields such as Fashion and Video Games. I know I posted this on twitter earlier, but that’s why you need to follow along (if you’re not already).
4. Bubbl.us – This is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online (essentially a stripped down version of Mindomo), so it would be ideal for those who are beginning into the world of Mind-Mapping.
5. CamStudio – Free streaming video software. I mean, does the name remind you of something? Personally, I’m doing just fine with Jing! for now, but some people may want to check into this.
6. Poll Everywhere – Allows you to create a poll that your audience can participate in using their cell phones, twitter, or the web. I’ve personally used this in a classroom before as a quick and simple alternative to using clickers. It doesn’t give you a person-by-person tally, but you can get an overall idea of if your students understand a concept.
7. Super Saas – An online scheduler, which I want to try out for future semesters to have students self-schedule for my office hours. I think that they may be more likely to come if they can schedule themselves. Has anyone tried this successfully? I would love to hear!
8. ToonDoo – The online cartoon, comic strip creator. Create your own cartoons, comic strips, publish, share, and discuss! In fact, I’ve mentioned something similar, called ‘Make Belief Comix’ in the past. The major difference upfront is that ToonDoo is in color.
9. Transfer Big Files – Transfer files up to 1 GB. This would have been especially helpful when I was having trouble with students sending me their homework assignments last semester. Another similar website is You Send It.
10. Motivational Posters – This actually could be turned into a great class project if the students created a mathematics-related image themselves, along with a descriptor to put along the bottom. Another similar website is The Parody Motivational Generator.
If you're teaching using MathZone, you may want to share this short screencast about this little quirk about entering expressions involving exponents with your students: