Friday, March 6, 2020

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 03/06/2020

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels:  E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Calculating Pi with Real Pies – YouTube by Numberphile (L:G;SA:M)

Pi Playlist – “Numberphile videos about the most famous ratio of all - Pi.” (L:G;SA:M)

Pi Toss – “Asked to get an estimate for the famed mathematical constant pi (π), you might do what the ancient Greeks did: Divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter. Here you can estimate pi by a less conventional method: the random tossing of toothpicks.” (L:G;SA:M)

Pi Graph – “Use straight lines to learn about circles. Graphing data can help you discover patterns in nature. This Snack reveals an important ratio found in circles.” (L:G;SA:M)

Cutting Pi – “String and scissors are all you need to find pi all around you. It may be hard to cut pie into equal pieces, but in this Snack, you can cut string into pi pieces!” (L:G;SA:M)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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