Math

(Some past teachings and various fun stuff)

- Drawing a Valentine on your graphic calculator :
Valentine_TI_83_LessonPlan.pdf

A fuller version: Function_Drawing_Valentine_TI_83_LessonPlan.pdf - Probability - teaching the use of complementation (after students learned Adding and Multiplying events). Note: This one was on the verge of being pushed to just 'activities', as i didn't put all the details in (need to put it in the proper format). However, it is such a favorite, that i was asked to put it on anyway... : BirthdayParadox_LessonPlan.pdf
- Origmai: Money folding -
Origami_Geomtery_10minutesplus.pdf , OriMoney_ppt.pdf

A fuller version: OriMoney.pdf with Analysis (van Heili model): Origami_Geometry_LessonPlan.pdf

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- Graphic Organizer - April-20-2009 - ZachiBaharav_GO.pdf - EDSC 138A: Reading, Language and Instruction in divers content area classrooms, Prof. Aminy.
- Philosophy of teaching - Feb-26-2009 - ZachiBaharav_Philosophy_of_teaching.pdf - EDSC 172A, Prof. Katz.

- Guess the numbers game : on representation in Binary base - GuessTheNumbersGame_1.pdf
- Geometry : Area computation by dissection - GeometryAreaByDissection.pdf
- Sequences and patterns:
- Chess Board squares ChessBoardSquares.pdf
- Number Theory - Perfect numbers : LostNumbers_1.pdf
- Fibonnaci (solving simple linear eqns) :
- Stamps problem (2d case): Stamps2d.pdf

**From others**

- Lamp-Shade design, from NCTM: 20081201_NCTM_Lamp_Shade.pdf

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- "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch", by Jean Lee Latham. Motivating book on the development of maritime navigation. Not one formula in there!

A great site which includes trigonometry for navigation:- Geomtery: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sparalax.htm
- General: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Smap.htm
- Collection of lesson plans: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lintro.htm

- Assignment: Study of the great mathematicians. Each team of students is assigned a famous mathematician, such as Gauss, Newton, Pythagoras, Descartes, or Euclid. Each team research the life and contribution of the assigned mathematician. At the end, the students write an individual paper, and the team presents a short skit on the subject to the class.
- PLUS magazine
- Nrich:Many activities + articles.
- Non-fiction math - Cell phone plans (Activity); NFL dream team (Project); Stocks-tracking (Project).
- Mathematics journal. Students keep the journal, and are giving prompts to write in. Prompts include things as "Identify the most difficult problem we solved this week, and explain why it was difficult for you"; "Write a letter to a friend, explaining how to (xyz). Be sure to include a diagram."The journals are collected every two weeks, and by reading them you can assess very well where students are.
- Comic Strip to explain an idea.
- Explain subject to a year-younger class.
- Videos from Youtube: Search for the following
- Vedic Math : Alegbra 1.
- Kentucky Math ( A classic) : Algebra 1.
- I will derive : calculus.
- Mathemtical Pi : Pi-day.

- Lin McMullin personal site: AP Calculus + www.linmcmullin.net
- WinPlot : Winplot
- "Houston Area Calculus Teachers": Great activities/projects : www.HoustonACT.org and the materials page there: Materials
- Graphic organizers of all sorts: (Google Math Default) Math-Default

Questions/Comments: Zachi at Baharav dot Org .