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Mathematica
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Is anyone using Mathematica in their classroom?  I have used a couple of the demonstration projects, but am getting ready to use the full blown version.  Any tips and ideas would be appreciated.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Lightle Oct 26.

Taj Mahal

Andrew, yes this will be built from styrofoam. I am concerned with cutting tools even for that, but will figure that out soon enough.

Tagged: socialstudies, fractions, metric, math

Replied Jan 5

Taj Mahal

Tom, I am downloading this right now. I think I will still go with a scale model, but will use this as a planning tool. If I run into questions, expect a flurry of messages from me.

Tagged: socialstudies, fractions, metric, math

Replied Jan 5

 

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Kevin - Sure wish we could post this in two groups - Integrating Technology and Teaching Mathematics. You can always post in both groups. Kim
October 26
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Is anyone using Mathematica in their classroom?  I have used a couple of the demonstration projects, but am getting ready to use the full blown version.  Any tips and ideas would be appreciated.
October 22
I'll give it a try for you.
October 22
Andrew, yes this will be built from styrofoam. I am concerned with cutting tools even for that, but will figure that out soon enough.
January 5
Tom, I am downloading this right now. I think I will still go with a scale model, but will use this as a planning tool. If I run into questions, expect a flurry of messages from me.
January 5
The conversion from metric to standard was one of the items I wanted to incorporate. It fits one of our state standards well. However, I may save that for after the scale model is built, then translating measurements for reference to an american arc…
January 5
Hello, Kevin! You might want to look at a webquest used by another teacher on the pyramids of Egypt---just for ideas of how to organize: http://users.wcvt.com/tiggr/ Mr. Pitonyak's Pyramid Puzzle. He divides the class into groups of 4, each with an…
January 4
Hey Kevin, If you have access to a computer projector, computer lab, or some laptops, I would suggest building it virtually using Google SketchUp Its a great (and free) program that I use with my students. They can either attempt to build it from…
January 4
Kevin, What an interesting project! My advice for the building portion of this project would be to use safe materials and tools. Especially with middle school students, it is amazing how quickly seemingly innocuous materials can become safety hazar…
January 4
Hello, Kevin, One of the MSP2 Math Resource Guides is specifically on ratios. I'm not familiar with the resource, so don't know if this would be helpful. I've sent a "shout out" to the Math Group to see if someone might be able to give you some ad…
January 4
enjoying my first two week Christmas break since I was a senior in college. Seems like a long time ago. I am out of practice on napping.
December 31, 2009
When asking a student to evaluate y^2 if y = 33, answer was "no it doesn't"
November 9, 2009
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November 6, 2009

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At 8:28pm on November 6, 2009, Karolee Smiley said…
Hi Kevin
Welcome to MSP2

I am glad you joined us!
Did you attend any outstanding sessions at the NMSA conference? If so, we have started a forum sharing our notes from workshops we attended. Please feel free to add any great things you came away with as well. We can only make it to so many sessions.

Now that you are here with us, you can start to explore the site and look for opportunities to learn and share in this professional network.
Be sure to look at the resources on the home page. This will show some of the great tools on the NSDL site.
I would also like to point you to our forums. This is a great place to post your thoughts, questions and share your own experiences and expertise.

There are also events, like the Tech Talks, available. Even if you miss a Tech Talk, you can check out the recorded session and add to the discussion boards.
Let us know if there is something in particular you want us to address or topics and technologies you might want to learn about.

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