Category Archives: ED526

Milton Chen Event

I attended a FutureofEducation.com event yesterday.  This was a talk with Milton Chen, the former director of edutopia, the George Lucas foundation enterprise. He was promoting his new book “Education Nation, Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools”.  I … Continue reading

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GeoGebra Applet

I have written an applet for demonstrating reflections and rotations of a function about the x and y axes, and origin.  I was unable to embed the applet in my blog, but it is embedded on the class wiki, here.  … Continue reading

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Symmetry Assignment

Symmetry occurs when parts of an object are identical to other parts of the same object.  In this lesson, you will explore three types of symmetry. Try to get as far as you can with the tasks below.  If you … Continue reading

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Overview of Mathematica

I attended the virtual overview of Mathematica today (at 10 am EST). Mathematica is among the most powerful computer programs for doing mathematics, and now has many other applications.  I think the presenter, with his great enthusiasm, bit off more … Continue reading

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Symmetry Lesson Plan for Middle School

I reviewed a lesson plan I found at http://www.cyberlearning.org/middleschoollessonplans/corporatelogo.pdf This is actually a lesson plan by PBS | Mathline on using symmetry to create corporate logos. I thought it was a nice lesson plan.  Don’t be put off by its … Continue reading

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The Van Hiele Model

I learned about the Van Hiele model of geometric understanding from the site http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/geometry.php.  I liked the version of the model offered by the site because it seemed very practical.  The model is best used as a guide, for elementary … Continue reading

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A visit to the PLN ning

Today I joined the site for educators, http://edupln.ning.com.  I enjoyed the site.  The site contains videos, blogs, discussion forums, Social Media Information, and links to educational and tutorial sites.  The tutorials and social media info could be really useful for … Continue reading

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