- Julie Ruelbach wants help getting more specific with her great first day plans. They already look fabulous to me. I will try to use some of her great ideas.
- One of her commenters suggested this Scientific American article on interleaving. This may make me change my practices. And this Psychology Today article with 6 study tips looks helpful for students.
- I like this video (the dot), but I wouldn't be sure what the take-away was if I hadn't also saved Kristen Beck's post on why she uses this in class.
- Setting the stage, some questions to ask students in groups on day one.
- Math Plus has a lot of great articles. They've made some into posters for your classroom walls. And they're free! (But I want to find a color printer to do justice to the one I picked.)
- Talking Points, intro by cheesemonkey, and lots of files. I need to figure out how to use this!
- Can you describe a graph so your friend can draw it? (for calc in first week, or precalc toward the end)
- Average vs instantaneous velocity
Other Good Stuff
- The flaw in statistics that messes with the way science is done.
- Puzzle (statistics again): A standard deviation puzzle
- Visualizing factoring: a GIF
- James Cleveland warms my heart with this wonderfully nerdy post on trying to create a formula for which games to pack for his trip to TMC.
- Maria Andersen thinks deeply about education. Her desire to figure out how institutions of learning can change faster led her on a very interesting path. She is a visionary.
- Video: David Kung on Diversifying the Mathematical Community (At 24 min in, he talks about racism in housing and how it affects family wealth.) Fabulous talk. (Thanks to Cathy O'Neil.) It's been a long time since I've watched an hour-long video on teaching. (Eric Mazur is definitely worth watching too. On peer instruction in a big lecture class, using clickers.)
- Find a way to continue the sequence. There are many right answers... (Denise Gaskins)
- Proving the Pythagorean Theorem with drawings on graph paper. (Henri Picciotto)
- Computers, big numbers, rounding, and Newton's Method. (Murray Bourne)
- A mathematician (Steven Strogatz) talks about being slow at math, and other things he notices while learning about inquiry-based learning.