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These are both videos based on a parody of 'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga. Personally, I don't like her music, but that's because I don't listen enough to the radio to know any of her songs. However, I did find both of these videos very amusing in their own ways. They were uploaded to YouTube only 1 day apart and of course, they are having their own little debate over whose idea came first. Who cares! Just enjoy the videos.
And by the way, I really am doing more than just spending my summer finding random YouTube videos about Calculus. =D
Last week someone suggested that I try using ‘Foldables’ in my classes, but I didn’t know what those were at the time. So, I decided to do a little research, and this is what I came up with. I can send the template to you as well, if you would like.
A couple of students in my on-line classes have been asking questions about multiplying fractions. Should you simplify before or after multiplying? How should you simplify? By cross-canceling directly, or by a prime factorization and cross-canceling combo? Here are some videos I have made to help clarify the situation.
2. YouTube Video – “Benford’s Law — How Mathematics Can Detect Fraud!” – I wanted to teach Benford’s Law better the last time I taught statistics, but I didn’t know how. This will help.
3. 10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education — If you didn’t see my spiel on Infographics from the last time I taught statistics, I would definitely plan using this assignment again in the future. This is just one more example of why — Infographics are just so awesome!