I must have an insane mind or something. I just found out that Posterous will embed Google Maps right into my posts, like this:
Just a couple of ideas that I think are interesting ways to approach the idea of using Maps to teach Mathematics. I really think that the Map Application is a good away to introduce ordered pairs because students have to find locations such as A1, B2, etc., where there is a distinct order. If you start getting students in the habit of thinking that the first coordinate is a letter and the second coordinate is a number, then it isn't as difficult to move to the first coordinate being the x-value and the second coordinate being the y-value. And as for using Google Maps to Teach Elapsed Time, although the activity says Grades 3 – 5, I feel as if it could be easily adapted to any developmental math class.