Getting ImageMagick up and running was easy enough on my own Mac. But inside our school, I discovered a few more issues that others are apt to encounter, and it became a pretty heavyweight installation. But, it is free, and … Continue reading

Your website should contain all of the following: Your first post: "My Pong Game." It should contain: A screenshot of your game, with a link to your game on the scratch.mit.edu website. A description of how your game works. This … Continue reading

Blog Post: 'Secant and tangent lines of a function.' It should contain: Scan of your Dropping the ball handout Embed your Google Spreadsheet graph of height vs. time. Embed your desmos graph of your secant line. Scan of your Tangents … Continue reading

These examples were not created with Processing, but all are possible. All are from Pi-slices on Tumblr. And if you are feeling particularly ambitious: … Continue reading

Last year, to give my students a taste of Eclipse, I had them created animated gifs using a Processing and a gif library. Although this served its purpose, it's not very satisfying when creating an animated GIF seems like it … Continue reading

There is some interesting geometry in this example of paper folding. Start with a dollar bill (actually, most paper currency will do). For the classroom, I print fake dollars for the students. Now, follow this sequence of folds: Repeat the … Continue reading

We're considering creating a maker space at our schools. An array of tools might seem ideal, but our objective was to allow students to be able to transform digital designs into physical objects. Most of their time is spent on … Continue reading

If you are creating content in Schoology and prefer LaTeX to an equation editor, here's how you can do it. I'll assume you already have created a course. Let's say you want to create a test. So, click Add Materials, … Continue reading

The following serves as a quick tutorial on being more efficient in your use of Google Documents. Google Drive provides online storage, and a way to create files, like Google documents and Google spreadsheets. With a little training, your work … Continue reading

In calculus, we work with functions that are continuous. In fact, we usually require functions that are also differentiable, meaning that at every point, the function can be approximated with a tangent line. If a function is differentiable at a … Continue reading

Editor: Anita Solow. This text provides 26 computer-based labs for calculus, from graphing functions to differential equations and Euler's method. All but the last lab are suitable for AP Calculus AB/BC. The lab emphasizes the importance of the Rule of … Continue reading

Not according to Steven Salzberg, a professor of computer science, medicine, and statistics, writing in Forbes. He argues the traditional set of high school math courses offered (algebra, geometry, trig, calculus) are the wrong courses for the 21st century. In … Continue reading

The Personal Finance course includes gathering quite a bit of detailed price history on various stocks. Although there is value in looking at the price histories, for our purposes we want to see how what happens to the price during … Continue reading

This is another problem I learned from Mark Saul in i2camp training. In the app below, you can click on a row number or column number, and all of the tiles in the row or column will flip from white … Continue reading

You can create richly detailed pdf documents that you can send to the laser cutter. Below is an example of inversive geometry, rendered in plywood: Here is a sample script to get you started. Laser cutters can etch and cut … Continue reading