Ihor Charischak

Dynamic Math Classroom

Come and see examples of how Web 2.0 and dynamic software can transform math learning and teaching. Participants will experience a series of unique and compelling collaborative activities that incorporate significant software environments (spreadsheets, Sketchpad and Web applets) that will help a teacher to engage students in gaining a deeper understanding of powerful mathematical ideas.



DMC Blog
CLIME blog

Preview of Ihor's book
notes with links

Amazon Order page

Road Sign Problem
Motion Math
Jiji Math
Wuzzit Trouble
Number Bonds
Desmos - Butterfly
Dan Meyer - 3 Acts
Roger Schank
Keith Devlin


The Wannado Curriculum
A Math Teacher's Journey to the Dynamic Math 2.0 Classroom

Ihor Charischak

Set the Stage: Overview Math 2.0
Warm-up video: Hans Rosling's dynamic video (4min)

1 Jinx Puzzle
Pick a number,  Add 11, multiply by 6, subtract 3, divide by 3, Add 5, Divide by 2, Subtract the original number. etc. Enter your result here.
For spreadsheet entries click here.
Blog entry - link Jinx puzzle lesson - link
Jinx calculator - link
Proof - marbles & bags - link

2 Average Traveler Activity
Today we are going to find out who traveled the average distance to get to this conference. First we'll start off with a guess. What do you think is the average distance that the members of this group traveled today? Link to activity
My blog entry about this activity - link

3 The Stock Market Game
This Stock Market simulation designed for a 6th grade classroom is a variation of an old Milton Bradley board game called Stocks & Bonds.
The national/international game is at stockmarketgame.org
Check out the promo videos.

The Great Green Globs Challenge
What is the highest score you can get for this array of Globs? (Link) Globs Blog entry and Video tutorial intro (3:40)
Video: Green Globs meet Parabolas (3:44)
Neil Cooperman - Green Globs Contest (1995) - video (12:30)

5 Measuring the circumference of the Earth
Over 2,000 years ago Eratosthenes made a remarkably accurate measurement of the earth's circumference. This project is a recreation of that measurement and requires collaboration of students in places at different latitudes on the earth to make shadow measurements, share data, use a spreadsheet (optional) to make comparisons, and then replicate and share their results.
In the Spirit of Eratosthenes: Measuring the circumference of the earth - Ihor's article
Every March and September
- Collaborative Project Website