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Pop Culture and Math? OF COURSE, come on down because the price is right!

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Hey Math educators! You may think it is hard to integrate Math and Popular culture, but do check our Math pop resources wiki page and the great Math and Science T-Shirt shop at ThinkGeek.com for you to get your Math On!

MC POPPERS that are math artists, writers, webhosters or bloggers...
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Kelly Clark blogs here and at http://www.iteachmathemagics.com/
Maria Droujkova's brilliant www.naturalmath.com community is not to be missed.
Hooda Math - Mathematics Teaching and Educational Game Creation
dy/dan - MC Popper Dan Meyer's Math Teaching Blog
Tony Phillips Math in the Media from the American Mathematical Society

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Comment by Lina Smulkaitis on November 6, 2010 at 1:01pm
I forgot to mention Shimmering Literacies is by Bronwyn T. Williams. Sorry!
Comment by Lina Smulkaitis on November 6, 2010 at 12:59pm
I'm currently a student studying to be a high school math teacher. For one of my courses, we have to look at the use of literacy and technology in our content. I think it is awesome that teachers use sites like this to connect and share resources. It is better to have some sort of direction from someone who has used that technology in the classroom when looking through the large number of websites.

More related to your topic, for this same course, I have to read Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture & Reading & Writing Online . It does not always say how the ideas are related to math, but my group has been able to connect some of the topics to the math classroom directly. It's a quick read, and it has ideas that are worth a little attention.
Comment by Robert Zenhausern on October 9, 2010 at 2:08pm
One of my goals is to separate arithmetic from the rest of mathematics. One tool that allows this is Excel and I have created a prototype Excel workbook that illustrates how this can be done. Take a look at http://www.enabling.org/MathbyExcel.xls. Download it and let me know what you think.
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 23, 2010 at 11:22am
oh - got it - cool!
Comment by Colin Graham on August 23, 2010 at 11:20am
The mathematical induction lesson was the one on the BLOSSOM site, not my own! http://blossoms.mit.edu/video/lodhi.html
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 23, 2010 at 10:24am
Please consider posting your math induction lesson above - many tuppence-worth of math fun! Cheers (see, I know that phrase)!
Comment by Colin Graham on August 23, 2010 at 10:21am
I think the accepted phrase is thanks for your tuppence-worth (2d in old money, 2p in the new one)! Strangely I was just tweeting out the new mathematical induction lesson to someone who wanted ideas for using pool balls, when you left your message... Spooky!
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 23, 2010 at 10:17am
Sounds like a solid bounce to the forum above for sure!

Thanks for the 10 cents - what is the equivalent phrase in the UK - thanks for your ten pence?

Either way - thank you!
Comment by Colin Graham on August 23, 2010 at 10:08am
The BLOSSOMS resources I have looked at are extremely well thought out with little markers on the videos to highlight major sections, as well as teacher guides too. Some very original and inventive approaches too! Definitely get a recommendation from me!
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 23, 2010 at 9:49am
Interesting open source math & science media site sponsored by MIT -
http://blossoms.mit.edu/

Has anyone used this - have an opinion on the resources there before I bounce it up to the forum?
 

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