Monthly Archives: July 2010

Symmetry

ED526b – Learning and Assessment in Secondary Math Unit 4- assignment 4.2 – Symmetry Robert Stock Lesson Plan: Lesson Topic:  Symmetry Essential Question:  What is symmetry and how is the concept of symmetry used in the study of algebra and … Continue reading

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The Van Hiele Model

     The Van Hiele Model attempts to describe the learning process that takes place in the study of geometry.  Knowledge is acquired in distinct levels and students must achieve understanding at the basic or visual level before moving to the higher … Continue reading

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Euclid Project

The webinar on the Euclid Project proved to be another demonstration of the power of the internet.  Through the creativity of several dedicated individuals anyone interested in mathematical topics can mine the mother lode of all archives at this site.  If you … Continue reading

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Wolfram Alpha Task

    The ability to solve systems of linear equations through the use of an on-line resource such as Wolfram Alpha takes some of the fun out of math homework.  Obviously this program can defeat the purpose of working through the … Continue reading

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More on Linearity

     In this task the focus once again is on linearity.    Finding examples of tasks involving linear functions is not difficult.  There are oodles of web sites that offer problem solving opportunities dealing with linear functions.   The problem is finding one … Continue reading

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Linearity

ED526B – Learning and Assessment in Math Unit 3 Task- 3.2 – Linearity Robert Stock  Lesson Plan Mathematics:  Algebra Lesson topic:   Linearity Essential Question:   What is linearity in mathematics? Standards:  2.4, 2.5, 2.8 Resources:  Internet search, discussion forums, textbook references … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Bloom’s

The mind is a complicated thing.  Trying to understand how the brain works may exceed our understanding.  When trying to get out students to think we hope to stimulate their learning mechanisms.  It’s as if by asking the right question we … Continue reading

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