Friday, February 22, 2013

Flipping a math classroom

I have been following the evolution of a flipped classroom over the past few months on blogs and twitter. At first I was totally turned off but the idea has grown on me. So, I am trying it in one of my math classes. I am very intrigued to see the results. One blogger wrote that he is going back to the traditional classroom after trying the flipped classroom for a couple of years just to see the results after flipping. I though that was quite interesting. So I am SLOWLY transforming my Geometry class to a flipped room. I am very anxious to see how this takes off. As I read more and more about the flipped classroom the more interested I get. Anyway, thanks for reading and here are some feeds/blogs that I find interesting for implementing a flipped classroom.
#flipped classroom

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Hey, how about an interesting topic! What is the difference between the log and the pieces of kindling?

Well I am glad you asked! One is easier to start a fire. And the answer is not the cat's tail. Well, from my observation, I would say the pile of kindling. Why is it that the kindling is easier to start? Just give you a hint, the answer has to do with two geometry principles and one science principle. I thought about writing a vague long winded description but the little voice inside my head said, 'no'. Why? Because I want some of your feedback. Can you give me an explanation as to why the kindling would start a fire easier as opposed to the log. Thanks, and happy thinking!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

More bicycling....

On a ride today I came up with an interesting idea. For example, I completed a ride that was 20 miles and my average was 13 mph. I decide to complete the ride again a couple of days later and my average increases. Well, I get to thinking that when I do this ride again what will happen to my average. So I attempt the ride again, trying to keep the variables somewhat consistent. After doing this a number of times I graphed my results. Guess what? It wasn't what I was thinking. I thought it might be a negative quadratic. Not really. Just a line of best fit.

Just a plug. Yes it Desmos.
Here's a table with the graph.

I just think it is cool that math can evolve from just a thought.