Happy Pi Day!


I celebrated Pi Day with my classes yesterday, and we had a ton of fun! I always look forward to Pi Day (March 14th= 3.14= pi) as a time that I can show my students that math can be fun and interesting. This is the 6th year that I’ve thrown a Pi Day party for my math classes, and I can definitely say that it gets better every year! Continue reading Happy Pi Day!

Paper-Folding Fun!

I attended a regional NCTM conference a few years ago here in New Orleans and was recently able to find a presentation online that I remembered from then entitled “Patty Paper Geometry on the Go!” A few weeks ago, I did some paper-folding activities with my students to reinforce some of the concepts I taught in class–Pythagoras’ Theorem and squaring binomials. Continue reading Paper-Folding Fun!

“Show Me” how to do math!

My students recently created video tutorials on the iPads (our 1st iPad project!) using a FREE app called ShowMe. According to its description on iTunes, “ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.” I found this to be pretty true as my students started working on their projects immediately without needing any assistance in learning how to use the app. Continue reading “Show Me” how to do math!

Project Alert!

Here is a montage of the Photostory projects my Geometry students recently finished on parallel and perpendicular lines. I adapted this activity from a “scrapbook” suggested by the state comprehensive curriculum. Here is a tutorial that you can use with your students so that they can use Photostory to create videos like this one on any topic. It was an easy, quick project, and I am very pleased with the results.