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Math Arguments

Say you had data that told you that<br>The proportion of all US public school students whose families are low-income:<br>In 1989, less than ⅓<br>In 2013, more …

Mulling things over

Tonight at school we had our inductions into Cum Laude (like national honor society) and Mu Alpha Theta (the math honors society). And our guest …

Feedback From Computers Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

David Cox sent his students through Function Carnival where they tried to graph the motion of different carnival rides. (Try it!)<p>Every student’s …

Volume in Calculus: Conceptualizing before Formalizing

One of our PD sessions in the past was about how to support students with learning differences. One of the points that the presenter made was that …

Building a Better Review for the AP Calc Exam

Both years I have taught AP Calculus AB, I have kind of dreaded the couple weeks of review. They are hard to plan for and probably really boring for …

The “One Cut” Problem

What can you do with this?Today, we did what I thought was one of the coolest explorations I have seen in a while. It is called the “One Cut” or …

Calculus Project Resources

I am combing the web for project ideas. Here is a cheat sheet for myself, and maybe for you as well:<p>I like these Calculus writing projects because …

How I Teach Calculus: A Comedy (Day 1, Hubble, Rates, and YOLO) – ThinkThankThunk

Every year I start a calculus course, I try to get students to really grapple with the weirdness of rates. They’re often unintuitive, and the …

Seals

Introducing Conic Sections

OneRingEquation to Rule Them All<p>On Monday, in Precalculus, I am starting conic sections.<p>I’ve made the decision to introduce conics through polar …