Today in class, we did research in the computer lab. Students were asked to research a mathematician and create a PowerPoint presentation. The students had not heard of many of the mathematicians which made for a great learning opportunity. Tomorrow the students will be presenting what they learned to the class. You can see the […]
Today in class, we learned about fractals. To help students understand the concept better, we made our own Menger sponge (see photos below). I had each student make a single cube. Then we combined 20 of them to create the 1st iteration. To make the 2nd iteration, we would need 400 of the cubes, so […]
Today we discussed Pascal’s Triangle. Through our discussions, we learned about the sum of rows, triangular numbers, tetrahedral numbers, and pentatope numbers. We also created our own triangles related to Pascal’s triangle and discussed properties of these new triangles. In one of the classes, we were able to talk about some introduction to graph theory. We talked about the Königsberg […]
Day 1 of Magically Miraculous Math was a time for everyone to get to know one another. We did a few icebreakers – one of which was math oriented. Below, see a video of the classes doing a human knot. Many places use this as a group building exercise. I used it to demonstrate an […]
The Center for Gifted Studies is offering a new opportunity this summer for students in grades 1-3. For more information, visit The Center’s website. Click here to download an application.