I love collecting links to articles with fun math applications. Here are three of my recent favorites.
Here are five endless sources of interesting images, animations facts, and ideas who you can follow for free!
Here are this month’s most-clicked on curiosities mailed out from Puzzlements.co! Dominoes, human slinkies, and an amazing chemical reaction.
Last time I showed how to use the Wikipedia Wormhole to find interesting topics for research. Now we’ll look at how to form interesting questions to investigate those topics.
Continuing our series on long-term success, we look at the art of wondering. Often our gifted kids wonder deeper and longer than others. But do they wonder about math?
From my weekly Curiosities and Puzzlements mailer, here are the most frequently clicked links from the past month: A running octopus Everyday objects, transformed into something new A time-lapsed painting of a tiny hotdog What do 2,000 calories look like? A 142 mph tennis serve slowed waaaay down Sign up for free at Puzzlements.co!
The top five, most popular curiosities and puzzlements from June.
It’s easy to fall in love with chasing the newest technology to use in the classroom. But sometimes, the perfect tool is a plain old calculator. We’ll be using this tool to develop curiosity about math.
I love collecting intriguing images and videos – things that stop me in my tracks and pique my curiosity. I always figure that if it fascinates me, students would probably be interested also. Often, these visuals work as wonderful hooks for a lesson you need to teach.
Let’s look at a way to encourage and scaffold curiosity in our classes using a “Book of Unanswered Questions.” Begin by sharing intriguing objects or images and asking your own questions. Give kids a chance to find answers to their questions. Then encourage students to bring in their own intriguing conversation starters. Finally, move students towards curriculum based questions.