Square: 3*3 = 9 Cube: 3*3*3 = 27 Fibonacci Sequence: a number sequence where you add the two previous numbers. 0. 1. 0+1=1. 1+1=2. 1+2=3. 2+3=5. 5+3=8. … 21+34=55 Video! (here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168135881/) Look how fast it grows. 20th Fibonacci: 10,946 20th square (20*20): 400 20th cube (20*20*20): 8,000 Fibonacci in Nature Did you know… Read More Number Sequences
Optical Illusion It’s so easy to trick your brain! Can you see the triangle that isn’t there? Created this video with PowerPoint.
Grammar…. is boring. Every student knows that. Gamification Grammar isn’t so bad when it means WINNING! Light! Camera! Action! Sound effects! Butterflies! This lady needs some help: You can help! Be a WINNER! Which butterflies will you will you capture? See more at https://360.articulate.com/review/content/4ada95f7-47ab-4f21-8427-d234e47ab033/review I love Articulate 360, they have such great tools… Read More Grammar Butterflies
I was asked to make a short video of fractions for a middle grade class. Fun! I used plotagoneducation for characters and scenery.
If you can’t believe what you read in the comic books, what can you believe? First spoken by Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the funniest (and cleverest) cartoon duos ever invented. Scott McCloud, author of “Understanding Comics,” has a pair of cartoon strips that clearly explains the way toddlers and small children see the… Read More The World as We See It
Feb twenty second is 2-22. Train whistle day!
It is the middle of November. Nature: “Baby, it’s old outside.” The school building has problems with the heat. They should send everyone home, instead of everyone sitting in their coats. I have heard a lot of conversations about how American Culture has changed from romantic pressure being normal to romantic pressure being… Read More Happy November
I was asked to make a short video of fractions for a middle grade class. Fun! I used plotagon.education for characters and scenery.
End of semester: Take Poetry Less Seriously Day The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Hear it read over here! Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in… Read More Robert Frost & the Fork in the Road
Hubble Space Telescope has the rare opportunity to ogle Jupiter – the planet. As the planet spins, you can see the Red Eye of Jupiter coming and going… Opposition does not mean argument in this case – it means that the sun, the earth, and the gas giant are all lined up. This does nice… Read More Who Wants to Go Out for a Spin?