math

Deli Tray Math

January 25, 2008

I just had to share the neatest activity that I saw at the California Math Council conference at Asilomar last month. And I loved it for more reasons than just because it was created at my old haunt, the Exploratorium. You know those clear plastic trays that you get your salad bar goodies in? You […]

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For the Love of Math

January 2, 2008

I’ve posted a new episode of my Science Teaching Tips podcast… Episode: 23. For the Love of Math TI staff educator Lori Lambertson explains her philosophy of integrating math and science in the classroom, and how she puts it into practice.

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How much IS a million?

December 10, 2007

I’ve posted a new episode of my Science Teaching Tips podcast… Episode 21: How much IS a million? Children’s book author David Schwartz shares some creative ways kids and teachers have used his books to look at big numbers. David Schwartz’s Web site: www.davidschwartz.com

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Podcasting talk at Asilomar

December 10, 2007

I gave a workshop last week at the California Math Council conference at Asilomar — on making and using podcasts in the mathematics classroom. Here are the handouts from that talk (PDF). This is a challenging workshop to give because people come in with so many different levels of knowledge about podcasting. Some are just […]

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How Many Hairs on my Head?

August 28, 2007

I’ve just posted a new episode of my podcast, Science Teaching Tips geared at secondary school science teachers. How many hairs on my head? In this episode children’s book author David Schwartz tells us how he got excited about big numbers when he was a kid. Enjoy! These are produced through the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute.

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Margaret Wertheim and hyperbolic coral

May 19, 2007

I recently heard Margaret Wertheim speak — she’s a pretty famous science writer and commentator. She questioned who we are reaching when we write about science. Only 7% of the US population reads a science magazine, she says. And those people are mostly male, well-educated, and in their mid 40’s, with high income. What about […]

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