Mandelbrot was brought into the fold by IBM when they were first trying to find out why computers were behaving strangely. He found out that there was a very simple formula that would explain the phenomena and could subsequently help to figure out many other things.
None of this would have been possible without modern computing.
Multiplication on the scale that they needed it was not possible prior to computers. Imagine what the future will hold for us....
From the desk of our resident Math Coach
Flexible thinking and skill applications are keys to student retention and fluency. Trying to write meaningful problems while wrangling a lost backpack or planning a trip to the river, is nearly impossible--though many of you do it!! Here are some sites that have problems that are proven and fairly easy to select. Robert Kaplinsky and Dan Meyer are well known math problem developers, but this page of selected sites adds more to the list:
The following site will be included on the WCSU resource page, as it is specifically from Robert Kaplinsky and has a wonderful collection of problem solving topics that are fleshed out for you all to use. There are discussion guides, engaging launches, and multiple standards addressed--which are listed for your own planning. http://robertkaplinsky.com/lessons/
This was an interesting site--though it begins in g-3. It is a curriculum map of problem solving and i…
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“Where did I put that cord? My computer is dead!”
How many times have you heard this in your classroom? So much of middle school is developing systems to stay organized: “How do I get to all these classes? How do I open my locker?” And with the addition of technology: “How do I keep track of my school computer? Which Google Doc is the homework in? ”
Let’s look at 4 ways students can learn independence and grow leadership through the care and organization of technology.
WeVideo is a great platform for your students to become visual storytellers. An idea, a camera and a little time can be used to create some wonderful stories. Please visit the WeVideo Blog for featured educators, techniques and tutorials.
Do you know what to do if your screen goes blank? What if you can't seem to close an application, or can't hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don't panic! There are many basic troubleshooting techniques you can use to fix issues like this. In this lesson, we'll show you some simple things to try when troubleshooting, as well as how to solve common problems you may encounter. General tips to keep in mind
There are many different things that could cause a problem with your computer. No matter what's causing the issue, troubleshooting will always be a process of trial and error—in some cases, you may need to use several different approaches before you can find a solution; other problems may be easy to fix. We recommend starting by using the following tips. Write down your steps: Once you start troubleshooting, you may want to write down each step you take. This way, you'll be able to remember exactly w…
Peers partner on portfoliosStudents at two Vermont schools have begun working together as “Portfolio Partners” to curate evidence, reflect on their growth, and prepare to share their learning with a wider audience. Here’s how it works.
Design Thinking is being used all around the world. The following link will show you where. When you zoom in, each dot will give you the name and a link to their work. https://www.designthinkinginschools.com/
New for next year.SY17-18 IXL: IXL's new Recommendation engine helps students make smart decisions about their learning and offers them remediation the moment it's needed. Expanded core curriculum to include math and English language arts for grades PK-12, and science and social studies for grades 2-8. Please let me know if you would like more information on any of our new features. -Dale