At the last few Math Departments I have taken to sharing several “Things to check out” — articles, videos, and websites that have come to my attention that are worth checking out. I thought I would start sharing those resources on this blog. Here’s what I shared at today’s meeting:
Website: Gaudi Columns [Thanks Ms. Chambers!]
Article: David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks [Thanks Mrs. Baldwin!]
Website: Fractals and Fugues [Thanks Mr. Tuleja!]
Video: Mercury Hz [Thanks Mrs. McCullagh]
Video: Calculus II Summer Course Trailer [Thanks Jesse Ware!]
In preparation for the upcoming AP Calculus BC exam, my students have been creating screencasts recording their solutions to actual BC exam questions from past years. The full list of videos can be found on the student screencasts page. Here’s a particularly strong video:
Check out the two brand new math courses that were just officially announced — Video Game Programming and Design (9-12) & Microcontrollers and DC Circuits.
Check out this awesome message and visualization created by Mrs. Baldwin!
“R is arguably the most powerful statistical analysis tool out there. Its features extend far into the world of data visualization. After the AP Statistics exam, students will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in the R environment creating graphics such as this. The graphic overlays data from RunKeeper onto a map of San Francisco. This visualization shows the most frequently travelled routes for runners in the city!
Inspiration and script from flowingdata.com.”
Okay, so, I know many of you out there have probably seen this before… but I wanted to make sure as many people as possible saw this very smooth and mesmerizing trig animation.