MATH

You need English skills and understanding of mathematical and engineering concepts to conduct an interview with a bridge designer.
Here are some examples:
Interview with a Bridge Designer
Personal questions
https://docs.google.com/a/irvingisd.net/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGNuc0c3emVaWjJwVmFhZWJETEt6Tnc6MQ

Questions about the engineering design class
https://docs.google.com/a/irvingisd.net/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDV0dTNkVmx5ZzFLTnhsaVRMQXNpWHc6MQ

Questions about group work
https://docs.google.com/a/irvingisd.net/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDctQW4yUUJHU1d1M1V6VjRFaDBhNUE6MQ

Technical questions about bridge design
https://docs.google.com/a/irvingisd.net/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFJyQmNUeDJHdTJmRzNTMEFMZ2ZuTmc6MQ


A MYSTERY OF THE EZ GRADER:
A project by Right Angle Studios in support of numeracy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTPpx_W01qQ

A math problem is a mystery with a missing ending.
Math challenge: How will you solve the problem?
Story-telling challenge: How will the characters deal with the conflict? How will the story end?

What's numeracy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QfrxV5Tn2g&NR=1
Ask number questions about the Mystery of the EZ Grader and about our campus.

Math is fun: Mathemagician: http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_does_mathemagic.html

A timeless message:
The Great Italian Scientist Galileo once said,

"Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics."

How to convert folk tales into Math problems

Day 1
Fill in the chart:
Character_Place_Math_Chart.doc
Select a scenario and write a problem.
References on grain storages through time and space: Grain_STorage_Links.doc
Math Help: Math_Help_Two_Tales.doc

Submit your draft. Include (1) a sketch, (2) the text of the problem, and (3) Mathematical concepts covered in the problem.

Day 2
Make a poster (jobs - 1) type /write and submit the problem; 2) write the solution; 3) draw pictures and list math concepts.)
See a sample problem with solution here: Two_Tales_Math_Problem_Solution.doc
Solve a problem created by your peers.


Enter the world of Math as a visual delight HERE (http://math-art-fun.blogspot.com/ )

Have fun connecting Math and the Arts.

(Note: I visit to this Math blog was a turning point in my personal journey through blogosphere.)
Before: I moderated only my own 'virtual estate,' remaining a passive reader/follower of blogs by others.
After: I wrote for this blog, for I had been deeply moved and wanted to belong to this web space.



Geometry blog

moderated by a good friend of mine. It has links to videos, demos, math rap songs, and more.
Math Talk - http://oolin88.blogspot.com/

March 14 - The International Pi Day

We will celebrate on Friday holding a contest.
Review the list of Competition Questions:

  1. Perimeter of a rectangle
  2. Area of a rectangle
  3. Compare and contrast a square and a rectangle
  4. Area of parallelogram
  5. Area of a rhombus
  6. Name 4 quadrilaterals
  7. Area of trapezoid
  8. Perimeter of a triangle
  9. How do you call the side of the right triangle opposite to the largest angle.
  10. Area of a triangle
  11. The sum of angles in a triangle
  12. Properties of 30 -60-90 triangle
  13. Find the volume of my cookie jar
  14. Total surface area of a cube
  15. Volume of a right prism
  16. Surface area of a right prism
  17. Total area of a triangular prism
  18. Lateral area of a triangular prism
  19. Volume of a triangular prism
  20. Total surface area of a regular pyramid
  21. Volume of a rectangular pyramid
  22. Draw a net of a triangular pyramid
  23. Area of a circle
  24. Lateral area of a cylinder
  25. Volume of a cylinder
  26. Volume of a sphere
  27. Compare and contrast a circle and a cone
  28. Compare and contrast a triangular prism and a triangular pyramid
  29. How many sides does a hexagon have?
  30. Is octagon a quadrilateral?