Interactive Activities for the Classroom

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Interactive Activities for the Classroom
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Creating enrichment activities has been instrumental in keeping me motivated and excited about teaching for 43 years.
 
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Involve your students in a celebration of Veteran’s Day by discussing the integral role of encoding and decoding messages in WWI (e.g. the Zimmermann telegram) and WWII (e.g. the Enigma code), and then challenging your students to decipher three
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Background: Many years ago while researching chaos topics that might be used in a new course offered at our high school, I came across Diego Uribe’s book, Fractal Cuts. I was so intrigued by his popup designs that I assigned my students the task of
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After my students completed the AP Calculus Exam during my first year of teaching AP Calculus, I continued covering material from our calculus text. However, the students struggled because the material was more difficult and, more realistically,
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Do you recall the enthusiasm of working on various art projects from your elementary school days? I do and I believe that that excitement still exists in high schools students, and that it can be rekindled. Wherever applicable and appropriate, I
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As a mathematics teacher, I have discovered that my students respond most enthusiastically when they can understand the rationale for studying new topics, when they recognize interesting applications of this subject material, and when they
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Starting in elementary schools, students are usually introduced to probability through experiments and definitions. As students mature intellectually, they are presented with probability concepts and methods of determining appropriate
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I offer this puzzle as a first day activity although it could be offered at other times for students who have completed geometry. This allows me to take care of other tasks while the students are involved in a challenging mathematical puzzle. The
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Please click on the " preview" button for a detailed look at one of the large printable interactive poster activities in this packet! Here's what's inside. 6 printable files of large wall display 26" by 34" one-sided posters Amusement Fun
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If you are obliged to follow a mandated math curriculum at your school, then I suggest you read no further because this site is probably not suitable for you. However, if you are looking for something that is different, yet might spark an interest
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Starting in elementary schools, students are usually introduced to probability through experiments and definitions. As students mature intellectually, they are presented with probability concepts and methods of determining appropriate
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The first of six categories in Bloom's Taxonomy of cognitive learning involves the recall or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills. Memory games can
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As a calculus teacher, do you look for activities that present calculus concepts beyond what textbooks offer? If you do, then consider combining “Newton’s Method for Approximating Zeros” with Chaos Theory and the aesthetics of art in a student
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Interactive school posters offer students a variety of fun and interesting ways to apply their knowledge and insight in some of their classes. The Thanksgiving Olympiad Activity poster is geared for high school students with appropriate algebraic
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While teaching AP Calculus, I occasionally offer activities that provide a break from the rigor of calculus, yet involve mathematical content. This short story invites students to identify common mathematical errors that are often made in math
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The 32 activities in this booklet are intended to offer at-risk students the opportunity to experience mathematics from a different perspective than from a traditional curriculum. Furthermore, they encourage teachers to become active participants
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The Discerning Digits Activity is similar to the Discarding Digits Activity that I created. However, it is more challenging because the students have to ensure that digits are placed correctly relative to the other digits in the same row and same
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The "In Search of Newton" activity is intended as a challenge puzzle for students who have completed geometry and a second year of algebra. Specifically, this activity attempts to provide some insight into the personalities and accomplishments of
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Because many teachers are aware of the mathematical relationships involved in creating Escher-type tessellations, they are able to use his drawings to illustrate geometric concepts such as reflections, glide reflections, translations, and rotations.
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Note: This activity involves two variables while most of my other probability posters involve a singe variable. Starting in elementary schools, students are usually introduced to probability through experiments and definitions. As students mature
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The "Columbus Day Adventure" poster is designed to provide an alternative from regular class work, yet involves students with interesting mathematical challenges relating to Columbus Day. Use the one 8.5" x 11" colored master to produce enough
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Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (AP Calculus, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra II, Probability & Statistics, Algebra, Math Investigations, Applied Mathematics, Living Mathematically) United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (Pre Calculus, Problem Solving, Probability &Statistics, English for Mathematics) Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Analysis, Algebra) Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Osterholz, Germany (Calculus, Physics, Advanced Math, Geometry, Algebra, Basic Computer Language) University of Maryland, Overseas Division (Physics, Analysis, Trigonometry, Algebra, Mathematical Ideas) Boston University, Overseas Division (Graduate course in Math for Management)

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I believe teaching is an art, and that different individuals apply varying strategies and methodology, which suit their personality in order to achieve success in the classroom. So I am constantly searching for new ideas and resources that I can incorporate into my teaching style that will motivate and occasionally even inspire my students.

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