Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oct. 5, Games on the itouch

How do games teach you math related skills? What games did you play and what skills did you use?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reflection on First Day of the Lab - Sept 7

The goal of this first class was to get help you understand yourself better, help you feel comfortable in our classroom, and let you see what tools we have for your learning. Did we meet our goal? Why or why not?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reflection on Summer Learning

The theme of this summer's math class has been "Math can make you healthy, wealthy, and wise." Please explain how math does this by giving examples in each category. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Excellence Quest

What quote from the Excellence video did you take as the most challenging? Type the quote here and explain what it means to you. Then post a comment on someone else's post.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friend Hunt

What is your team strategy for this activity? What new technologies are you using? Who signed up for new accounts? What were they?

Monday, May 3, 2010


Do you know what a palendrome is? Describe... List some words that are palendromes. How can numbers become palendromes? Try this...

Problem Description
If any two digit number is reversed and added to itself, and the process repeated long enough, a palindromic number will result. A palindromic number is one that reads the same forward and backward.

Which two-digit number requires the most number of operations before a palindromic sum is reached? And how many steps are required?

As an illustration of the process, take 57: 57+75=132, not palindromic. But the next step, taking 132, reversing it and adding the two gives 132+231=363, which is a palindrome in
two steps!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ratio, Proportion, and Percents

Jeannie takes inventory of her closet and discovers that she has 8 shirts for every 5 pair of jeans. If she has 40 shirts, how many pairs of jeans does she have?

Please answer the question and then explain how you did it. Have fun!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Money Math

How do you know if you are given the right amount of change? How do you know if your paycheck is correct?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Order of Ops

What do you know about the order of operations? Does "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" remind you of anything?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Math in the Real World

When are times that you use math in your life? Please list at least three areas of your life in which you have used math.

Then... go to the math instructor link here and explain what I=PRT means.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Homework Help

Please feel free to ask questions and post back to each other if you have questions about homework.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What do you know about numbers?

Tell us what you know about prime numbers, multiplication of numbers, and how to calculate volume of a rectangle. Let's see where we are at the beginning, then we'll come back and post at the end of class and see what we know at the end!

Thursday, March 18, 2010