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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

The UK needs a revolution in the way maths is taught. Here's why… | Education... - 7 views

  • We have confused rigour at hand-calculating with rigour for the wider problem-solving subject of maths – the necessary hand mechanics of past moments with the enduring essence of maths.
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      Well summarized important point made here.
  • An example I like to give is to pick up my iPhone, activate its Siri voice recognition and say: "Solve x cubed plus 2x plus one equals zero."
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      Do all students have access to this kind of technology?
      Do we have different learning goals for students in different learning environments?
Darren Kuropatwa

Magic numbers: A meeting of mathemagical tricksters - physics-math - 24 May 2010 - New ... - 6 views

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    "I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?"

    The solution is delightful!
Darren Kuropatwa

Estimation 180 - Home - 9 views

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    Each day of the school year I present my students with an estimation challenge. I love helping my students improve both their number sense and problem solving skills. I'd like to share the estimation challenges with you and your students. Here's a handout for your students. Happy Estimating!
Darren Kuropatwa

math. macs. teaching. - Infinite Sums - Banks Are Glad You Hate Math - 4 views

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    "Banks love math. It's how they do their thing. But banks very very much want you to HATE math. Why? Crap like this:"
Darren Kuropatwa

Ten Myths About Mathematics Education And Why You Shouldn't Believe Them - 11 views

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    This list of "myths" written with a strong political bias. Take it in with a grain of salt. I like that they include references and links for why they believe what they do. This article would be good fodder for discussion.
Darren Kuropatwa

Math Study Skills : Student Learning Assistance Center : Texas State University - 12 views

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    There's a lot of anecdotal stuff online about the myths of teaching/learning math. These "Twelve Math Myths" seem to come up again and again.
Darren Kuropatwa

About the site - 15 views

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    "This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this."
Darren Kuropatwa

Interactive Mathematics - Learn math while you play with it! - 45 views

shared by Darren Kuropatwa on 13 Oct 09 - Cached
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    Interactive Mathematics uses LiveMath, Flash and Scientific Notebook to enhance mathematics lessons.

    Topics range from grade 8 algebra to college-level Laplace Transformations.
Darren Kuropatwa

WIRIS, your web calculator. - 10 views

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    web based (symbolic?) calculator
Darren Kuropatwa

Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos - 5 views

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    includes some mathematical symbols too.
Darren Kuropatwa

That Quiz - Math Test Activities - 2 views

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    over 6 million graded exams to date and over 300,000 participating students. What we believe in: Clean, quality, easily accessible, educational software for every school and child regardless of geographic location or economic class. What we don't believe in: Games, advertising, fees, spam or gimmicks. That Quiz is free for educational use.
Darren Kuropatwa

Teaching Geometry with Google SketchUp - 2 views

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    Bring Geometry to Life with Google SketchUp

    Welcome to 3DVinci's Math Forum Page!

    Google SketchUp is a free, fun, easy-to-use 3D modeling application.
    Originally created for architects and designers, SketchUp is also a great
    tool for teaching geometry.

    The resources on this page will help you bring SketchUp into your classroom
    and show you some wonderful projects in 2D and 3D geometry.
Darren Kuropatwa

QuickMath.com - Automatic Math Solutions - 0 views

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    Enter an equation or system of equations, enter the variable or variables to be solved for, set the options and click the Solve button.
Darren Kuropatwa

Maths solutions - home page - 0 views

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    Maths Solutions features experienced teachers demonstrating solutions to a series of maths problems that are known to challenge students.

    The solutions are presented as a series of short video clips displayed on the screen in a step-by-step format; in the same way as a teacher writing on a page or whiteboard.

    Choose the maths area that you need help with.
Darren Kuropatwa

Pi Cubed | Sunset Lake Software - 0 views

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    Pi Cubed is a visual math application for the iPhone / iPod touch that lets you perform calculations as you would on a piece of paper. By using an animated, touch-based interface, even the most complex mathematical expressions can be entered and instantly evaluated. These expressions are typeset as they would be in a textbook or on a blackboard. Calculations are displayed with up to 34 digits of decimal precision. Additionally, a library of over 150 equations ships with the application.
Darren Kuropatwa

HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environme... - 0 views

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    The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

    Lots of free online courses
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    The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

    Lots of free online courses some cross referenced to textbooks.
Darren Kuropatwa

Virginia State Standards of Learning Science, Math and Technology Practice Tests - 0 views

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    Practice Tests! All of the questions on this site come from test materials released by the Virginia Department of Education
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Maths student class wiki - 0 views

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    wiki where students will summarize their class notes, so that in a few semesters, this wiki should be an online textbook. This wiki is being produced to promote better understanding of certain ideas and concepts. It will also introduce you to a modern way of managing data.
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Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity - 1 views

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    Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children.
Darren Kuropatwa

McNugget Number -- from Wolfram MathWorld - 0 views

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    "A McNugget number is a positive integer that can be obtained by adding together orders of McDonald's® Chicken McNuggets"

    While these numbers are interesting in themselves, I'm particularly taken by the idea of building an interesting problem based on consumer or popular culture. What other prompts might we find in a similar vien?
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    "A McNugget number is a positive integer that can be obtained by adding together orders of McDonald's® Chicken McNuggets"

    Find the largest number that IS NOT a McNugget number.

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