• What About Higher Derivatives of Art?

    by  • September 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Does this resonate with you? I’m playing with color and pattern for a high school math lesson, and this idea is intriguing. I’d love to hear your thoughts. P.S. I think of it like polynomial differentiation. Every time you take a derivative, you reduce the degree of the function. Cubic to quadratic to linear...

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    Is the Derivative of Art, Art?

    by  • September 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Here’s a new way to make something really cool and artsy. In a minute, you’ll see the beginning of a gallery – move the orange dot to reveal the source images. If it doesn’t open, click here. Here’s how to make the color tables in Adobe Photoshop. Have Fun!

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    Chicken Dance Patterns

    by  • September 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This came in an email from one of my colleagues, Deb Nihan, from Wamogo Middle School  – what a great, fun activity!   Just thought I would pass this along – as an introductory activity for patterns, I had the kids do the chicken dance. The kids had a great time doing it, but the...

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    Grow Where You’re Planted

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 1 Comment

    September thoughts… This was only my third summer working, since I started this job in July, 2011. After so many years as a classroom teacher, I still miss the rhythm of the school year, the sense of a beginning and an ending, the shared pressure of the day-to-day (OK, I don’t miss that) and...

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    GeoGebra – Big Picture

    by  • August 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This is a GeoGebra Screen with all of the Views open. You will not be using them all at once, so don’t panic! The first panel is a Computer Algebra System (CAS); I haven’t used that too much yet. The second panel is the Algebra view. This displays names, values, equations, etc. of everything...

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