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Ihor Charischak

"The Internet (i.e. Web 2.0) is changing the way we communicate and learn in exciting new ways. It’s also beginning to make inroads in how we teach and learn math. This session will showcase examples of how the Web and dynamic software can transform math learning and teaching." - Ihor
CIESEmath Activities - V. 1
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Keynote '09 presentation on the web

The famous Jinx Puzzle, Measuring the Earth, Shooting Globs and other Classroom Math Adventures
Friday, February 6, 2009 (8:30-1:30) - Kean University

Council for Technology in Math Education (CLIME) - an affiliate of NCTM since 1988

Ihor's Blogs
Clime Connections
Harold Jacobs Math Study Group
Life 3.0 begins (10/07)
Dynamic math classroom

Other Blogs of Interest
Good Math, Bad Math - latest: Apples vs Orchards: Comparing Inauguration Costs

Revised: 1.21.09

January 22, 2009

1 The Famous Jinx Puzzle
Can you find a number that will jinx the Jinx puzzle? Use the Google Docs Spreadsheet to share your findings with others.


The Average Traveler
Today we are going to find out who traveled the average distance to get
to this workshop. First we'll start off with a guess. What do you think is the average distance that the members of this group traveled today?

3 Runner's Activity
This example includes a software simulation of two runners along a track. The goal is to reach the tree at the same time. Students can control the speeds and starting points of the runners, watch the race, and examine a graph of the time-versus-distance relationship.

4 The Stock Market Game
After a slow start the Multizillionares came through big time with earnings of $19,349.50 on an initial investment of 10,000 dollars. That's a 93.5% return on their initial investment. What was their secret of success? Having 150 shares of Apple stock which shot up through the roof in Round 10!

5 The Noon Day Project:
Measuring Circumference of the Earth
This activity recreates the experiment that Eratosthenes did 2200 years
ago where he used shadow measurements to measure the circumference of the earth.

6 The Great Green Globs Contest
Learn about Functions and Graphs in a compelling way. What is the highest score you can get for this array of Globs?

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