Saturday, March 13, 2010

Math Resources--How to make it relevant...

Thanks to:  RT @kdwashburn  and web2.0 classrooms on twitter for the inspiration for this blog...

Kudos to math teachers for handling something like the following in your class!  There is always a student  who will ask,  When Will I ever use this stuff?  It brings to mind  the 1986 movie, "Peggy Sue Got Married,".....This blog describes the scene:  "Kathleen Turner is an unhappily married wife and mother, magically returns to relive her senior year as the most popular girl at Buchanan High. She leaves a math test blank, and when her teacher (described in the screenplay as "an officious little creep") demands an explanation, answers": "Mr. Snelgrove, I happen to know that in the future, I will never have the slightest use for algebra. And I speak from experience."

So, how do you make Math relevant?  Here's one way...make it current and hip.  For example, did you know Lewis Carrol used Math as an underlying theme in much of his story "Alice in Wonderland"?  The movie is out now with Tim Burton's updated version.  Check out this story about the math theme in this story and share this with your students...

Here are some other Math Sites I have recently seen on twitter:

From the nerdy teacher:

Check out this Prezi about Math Games

Geometry and Algebra Wiki:

Math with Google Earth
Math Forum/Math Tools

Mathalicious for Middle School

Math Manipulatives...

Algebra APP on I-phone:

Ways to make math relevant:

Problem based Learning in Math...

Celebrate PI day with a rap with your students

Will continue to update...  as I find more...  :)

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