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Monthly Archives: July 2010
What Jess does with Web 2.0 Tools
Anne Mirtschin moderator Jess McCulloch presenter I watched a recording of this presentation, which was at: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=20100726.2255.D.8C6B99F0314EDEF1A1EA04EE11FDCF.vcr&sid=2007026 Nice that they did a quick run through of the Elluminate tool before beginning. There was no assumption that everyone had done this … Continue reading
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WolframAlpha Solving System of Equations
The site does a good job of providing graphs and solution sets. However, I’m not sure how good of a learning tool it could be. Again, it would be good for a student to check a solution, but I don’t … Continue reading
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Critiquing a Linearity Lesson Plan
Here’s the lesson plan I selected and it deals with solving a system of equations: http://mste.illinois.edu/courses/ci399TSMsu03/folders/wiggin/thurslesson/jul9/lssnpln.html It’s a pretty solid lesson plan with a lot of detail. Here are my suggested upgrades and comments: 1. The plan introduces most of … Continue reading
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9th Grade Algebra 1 Lesson Plan on Linearity
Linear Lesson Plan for 9th grade Algebra 1 Class This is a good followup or extension after students have been taught system of equations. Objectives: 1. Understand what linear algebra is; 2. Understand the importance (and controversy) of linearity in … Continue reading
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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Good and the Bad
I think I found a blog that shows both the good and bad of Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://electriceducator.blogspot.com/2009/11/googleproofquestioningnewusefor.html Here is my comment to the post (I am including here just in case it does not get approved): 1 Ask mom. 2. … Continue reading
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Wikipedia: Did I Just Edit That?
I am a big user of wikipedia. It is a useful source of information and I like the “everybody owns it” concept. However, until today, I had never edited or added a page. Today, I added a paragraph to the … Continue reading
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Task 22: Exploring high school math topic
System of Equations: determining the values of two or more variables. Here’s a link to webbased software that will calculate a system of equations: http://www.1728.com/unknwn2.htm However, I would recommend using a TI graphing calculator’s capabilities for this. Not only is … Continue reading
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