Super Math Clip Art Resource

I was looking for some images to include with a document I was preparing for parents and came across this wonderful clip art resource.  I haven’t had time to search through the thousands of useful math images but I’m sure I’ll find myself stuck on here sometime over the winter break!

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/722-mathematics

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Study Group

As we prepare for our next study group meeting we will be discussing the article by Steven C. Reinhart titled, Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say.

If you haven’t read this article, this year, I strongly suggest you give it a read.

After you are done, treat yourself to this YouTube video.

Traffic Jam

As I move through this journey as a mathematics coach I see the way I look at the world change.  I find problems in more places and I see math opportunities in every direction.  I feel confident that if you are just beginning to make changes in the way you teach that this will happen to you also.

Here is an example.

Chinese Traffic Jam

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This traffic jam in China was caused by construction back in 2010.  The traffic jam was 1000 km in length.  The average car is 4 m long.

Estimate how many cars you think could have been caught in the traffic jam.  Show why your answer is reasonable or not reasonable.

As we travel through this journey of mathematics I hope you will begin to see math everywhere as I am beginning to do.