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  1. page Holiday Math edited ... More heart graphs with equations at Desmos.com - https://www.desmos.com/mathogram# Valentine…
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    More heart graphs with equations at Desmos.com - https://www.desmos.com/mathogram#
    Valentine's Day for Math Nerds - video of graphs associated with Valentine's Day! - http://mashable.com/2013/02/19/8-cool-applications-math/#
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    tutorials - http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2013/02/paper-hearts.htmlhttp://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-hearts.html
    Feb 14 is George Ferris' birthday - the inventor of the classic (and often romantic) ride - the Ferris wheel - that bears his name.
    History of the Ferris Wheel - http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/ss/theme_park.htm
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    The Mathematical Magic of the Fibonacci Numbers - http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibmaths.html
    Explore Pascal's Triangle on your SMART Board - download the Notebook file: {PascalsTriangle.notebook}
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    · Joyful Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse, Japan Publications Trading Company, 1995. ISBN 0-87040-974-3
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Monday, November 16

  1. msg TrianCal message posted TrianCal http://TrianCal.esy.es - Open in Google Chrome. (Triangles online calculator developed by Jesu…
    TrianCal
    http://TrianCal.esy.es - Open in Google Chrome.
    (Triangles online calculator developed by Jesus S.)
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/V2IV7lY52mA

    I propose this free online calculator triangles without advertising to help students with geometry, not exercising, because their calculations formulas are not displayed. It is designed in a didactic way to check and view the
    exercises.

    TrianCal is online calculator triangles that works with any combination of values including sides, heights, angles, the area or perimeter of any triangle, calculating it with the minimum possible value (typically three).

    Other functions:
    - Draw the triangle (s) with GeoGebra.
    - Set the range of values allowed into each element.
    - The type of angle.
    - The type of triangle by its sides and angles.
    - Selection of language (English or Spanish).
    - Select and angles [degrees (°), Radians, Degrees, minutes and seconds (°
    '") or degrees and minutes (°')] is.
    - Number of decimal places to show in the results (0-15).
    - You can use the arrow keys and the Tab key to navigate through the
    settings.
    - Drop-down menu to select values comfortably.
    - Create a link (URL) to the current triangle.
    - An icon mail to communicate with the author.

    NOTE: You must use the Google Chrome browser to display correctly TrianCal.

    Examples of possible combinations:
    - The area, perimeter and other data (side, height or angle), if the outside
    equilateral triangle would not need the third data.
    - 2 angles and other data (if the value of the other data is not put aside
    the value of "a" at the time of drawing the triangle is 10).
    - One hand, one high and one angle.
    - 3 heights.
    - 3 sides.
    - 2 heights and perimeter.
    - Any other combination of values.
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Friday, August 7

  1. page Hands-on Lessons edited {clinometer.png} ... Geometry - When Indirect Measurement with TRIG When teaching geometry…
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    Geometry - WhenIndirect Measurement with TRIG
    When
    teaching geometry
    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step-by-step directions. Let them problem solve.
    Divide the students into teams of 3-4 students, give each group a 100' tape measure, clinometer, calculator, paper, and pencil, they set out to find the height of a building, the height of a lamp post in the parking lot, or other tall objects available. Going outside and doing "real life" problems seem to be motivating for most students.
    Tip: Show them how to use a clinometer and make sure that they look at their measuring tapes and find the "zero" and can read the measures. I have found that even high school students need to go over this - they don't do it much anymore at home! Take the time to do this.
    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step by step directions. Let them problem solve. (See CCSS Math Practice #1)
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    measuring with Similarsimilar triangles using
    Download an activity as a Word document {Indirect Measurement Lab.docx} or a .PDF {Indirect Measurement Lab.pdf}
    1. PJ - Calculus - This lesson is an introduction to finding volumes of revolution. By the end of the lesson students should be able to
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  2. page Hands-on Lessons edited ... After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't…
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    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step by step directions. Let them problem solve. (See CCSS Math Practice #1)
    Want to do some indirect measuring with Similar triangles using shadows or mirrors - click this link for more - INDIRECT Measurement
    Download an activity as a Word document {Indirect Measurement Lab.docx} or a .PDF {Indirect Measurement Lab.pdf}
    1. PJ - Calculus - This lesson is an introduction to finding volumes of revolution. By the end of the lesson students should be able to
    Visualize and determine the best method in order to find the volume of the revolved solid
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  3. page Hands-on Lessons edited {clinometer.png} IndirectMeasurementNP - Geometry - When teaching geometry and doing the chapter…
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    IndirectMeasurementNP - Geometry - When teaching geometry and doing the chapter on trig, students would encounter problems with a triangle, one side and one angle given, and they had to find another side, often the height of a building or tree. What I found is that they could do it in the book but when I took them outside, the "question in the book" became a real "problem" real with real challenges and required them to think more deeply into what they had to do.
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    give them [[#|step]] by [[#|step]]step-by-step directions. Let
    Divide the students into teams of 3-4 students, give each group a 100' tape measure, clinometer, calculator, paper, and pencil, they set out to find the height of a building, the height of a lamp post in the parking lot, or other tall objects available. Going outside and doing "real life" problems seem to be motivating for most students.
    Tip: Show them how to use a clinometer and make sure that they look at their measuring tapes and find the "zero" and can read the measures. I have found that even high school students need to go over this - they don't do it much anymore at home! Take the time to do this.
    After doing the problems in the book, give them something outside to find the height of. Don't give them step by step directions. Let them problem solve. (See CCSS Math Practice #1)
    Want to do some indirect measuring with Similar triangles using shadows or mirrors - click this link for more - INDIRECT Measurement
    1. PJ - Calculus - This lesson is an introduction to finding volumes of revolution. By the end of the lesson students should be able to
    Visualize and determine the best method in order to find the volume of the revolved solid
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Monday, June 8

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    List of Colleges and Universities in the U.S. by state
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    Princeton Review - From searching for colleges to improving test scores to finding financal aid to printing applications...this site does it all. A lot of good information is available at this site.
    Campus Champs - CampusChamps has all the information a student-athlete needs to find a college, apply for admission, and get financial assistance.
    AES Mentor - This site, maintained by American Education Services has an education planner; materials to help prepare for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT; information on what goes into a college application and packet and how to make yours stronger; scholarship information; and a college match quiz.
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    College Search - This site, maintained by the College Board has information to help students prepare for a college visit, choosing the right college, and a comprehensive college finder.

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    Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid - Link to the 2007 - 2008 Guide from the U.S. Department of Education
    About the FAFSA
    Graduate Program Resources

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