Two Thousand Eleven was a whirlwind of a year. A year ago at this time I thought I was headed to CU-Boulder to begin a PhD. A couple weeks later, a friend let me know about a job as a Math Coach for New Tech Network of schools. Soon after, I was hired and waved … Continue reading What I learned in 2011
Slate.com's always entertaining "The Explainer" segment runs an always-even-more entertaining year-end segment on the Unanswered Questions of the Year in which readers are prompted to vote on the question to be answered (aside: say, that's a pretty awesome activity for a classroom. Students in the middle of a Problem vote on the question the teacher … Continue reading Attention Math Teachers: Slate has graciously discovered your next project
On his awesome blog, Mr. Honner recently put forth a terrible discount and solicited worse discounts. This might by cheating somewhat because I found it online, but still.... On the flipside, it is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.
Previously, I tossed out a weekly local temperature plot and asked if you could tell when it started snowing. I also posited that it might be an interesting take periodic motion and/or sine curves. The problem is, not every locale has a nice cache of temperature and dewpoint data. Or do they? Enter WolframAlpha. It's … Continue reading Update to previous post on weather: holy cow, WolframAlpha is amazing!