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What is your connection to education?
MS / Junior High School Teacher, High School Teacher, Post-Secondary Teacher, Teacher Coach. Author
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
Mathematics, IT, EFL/ESOL, Music
What 5 essential pop culture artifacts (CDs, DVDs, Books, Images, Toys, etc.) would you have on your desert island?
iPod with "In Our Time" podcasts
complete music of Tchaikovsky
a ream of origami paper
Star Trek - everything, including the Klingon dictionary
The complete works of Shakespeare

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Lists of things as a 'personality' game: 10 XYZs that Sum Me Up

Not exactly a mathematical activity, unless you want to go into ranking and voting systems!, but creating Top-10 lists seems to be a popular activity to do for most people. I decided to do a 'twist' on this idea as part of my English as a Foreign Language teaching in Japan, and asked students to come up with a list of ten things which they thought represented their personality. They had a list of categories: books, films, pieces of music, recordings of music, buildings, cocktails (for adults),… Continue

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:53pm on June 26, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
You might also dig the Music group.
At 9:53pm on June 26, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Howdy Colin!

Great to have you here!!!

Do consider joining the math group and checking out their discussion forum.

FWIW - my fav math related Math resources: Gene Yang Rocks Algebra/Factoring in WebComics & PLAYLIST: Reading Reflections + Mathematical Expression Fun LEO© - K-College PDFs

At the top of the group there should be an little + sign similar to the one in the Middle School group (image below) that says "+Join Group X." Easy stuff.

Good Vibes,




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