Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks
May 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
We try to read every blog post that goes through Mathblogging.org. For the Weekly Picks, we collect posts in one category from last week to give you an impression of what the mathematical blogosphere has to offer. (Read this for more information on this change.)
Last week, we focused on “Education“.
Research, methodology, etc.
- Think, Thank, Thunk has some fantastic notes"es about competency based education.
- Doing Mathematics is trying to sort out constructivist vs discovery-based learning.
- At Maximing Learning, Amber Caldwell explains how standards based grading helps her with high stakes testing at the end of the year.
- Max Ray shares two comparative lesson designs, one for discovery and one for rehearsing.
Projects, lessons, etc.
- Mathematics for Teaching shares a Geogebra applet to explore the house of quadrilaterals.
- Math Mama writes… did a unit on Eigen-stuff.
- Math Hombre takes a multiplication game from MathForLove and turns it into a game design unit.
- Pat’s Blog extracts some observations on Pythagorean triples from a 1923 paper.
- regularize shares the experience of a job interview for professorial positions in Germany.
- On the Albany Math Circle blog, Mary O’Keefe shares her impressions from the Julia Robinson Math Fest.