Tag Archives: math

Creating a Surface Area Calculator in Google Sheets

In my post about the benefits and the possibilities of using spreadsheets in middle school math classes, here are the instructions that I used to get my students started on spreadsheets. If you want it to download the PDF then … Continue reading

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Programming with spreadsheets – START NOW!

I’ve heard a lot of math teachers comment (to me personally) how difficult it is to integrate math into their classes. Most of the time these teachers just use apps on iPads or use websites like IXL, Mathletics or more … Continue reading

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Beyond Hour of Code

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A friend emailed me to get some ideas for his IB Computer Science (IBCS) class. We had recently discussed The Hour of Code, and how it was a good activity, but … Continue reading

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Not the Best, Not the Worst, and Getting the Job Done

I was reading an article on Slashdot, by far my favorite website. The Slashdot posting linked to this original article, The programming talent myth. The article discusses this perception that programmers are either rock-star-ninjas or barely able to string to strings … Continue reading

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iPhone/iPad app of the week – MyScript Calculator

This app is truly awesome. It is an app that can truly be used in early elementary classes and be used all the way up through college level mathematics. What it allows you to do is literally write (using your … Continue reading

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A fun trick using simple math

I’ve never heard of Richard Wiseman before this, but apparently he is a very well known and respected psychologists from the UK. The video is a fun way to use simple math to “predict” what square you end up on. … Continue reading

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