University of Windsor Faculty of Education Session Resources

Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Interconnected with Technology

University of Windsor – Faculty of Education

Friday January 22nd, 2016

University of Windsor and Ontario Teachers Federation Session

Slide Deck

Download the slide deck from today’s workshop. Note that I load the deck with many options and often times, I don’t get to it all. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of the slides we do not get to.

Math Tasks Explored:

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The Stacking Paper Tasks are also available on iOS as a multi-touch book for iBooks:

Stacking Paper Tasks Multitouch Book for iBooks

Grab It!

Learn more about what’s inside the multi-touch book here.

Or, consider accessing these tasks in an interactive way via Google Sites.

Cool Desmos Activities to Check Out:

Desmos Marbleslides Lines - Start New Activity

Marbleslides: Lines
Access Marbleslides: Lines Activity (Code: 46px)
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Access Marbleslides: Parabolas Activity (Code: sw3d)
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Note that they have other Marbleslides versions including:


Will It Hit THe Hoop? Dan Meyer 3 Act Math Task Desmos Activity

Will It Hit The Hoop? – Dan Meyer 3 Act Math Task
Access our Desmos Activity (Code: nax6)
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Some other cool activities to explore:

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
The Detention Buy-Out: Solving Systems of Equations

3 Act Math Tasks: Curious Math iTunes U Course

Access over 30 tasks with all resources downloaded directly to your iOS Device to avoid streaming media in your classroom through the Curious Math iTunes U Course:

3 Act Math Tasks - Curious Math iTunes U Course

Enrol in Course

Other Useful Courses to Check Out:

Learn Pythagorean Theorem Through Exploration – Kyle Pearce
Stacking Paper Tasks – Kyle Pearce
Beautiful Functions – Jon Orr

OR, you don’t want to download Jon’s Beautiful Functions book? Check out all of the links here on his blog.

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3 Act Math Tasks Sorted By Common Core State Standards

Access a huge bank of real world math problems by Dan Meyer and a group of other great mathematics innovators. Best of all – it’s all sorted by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Ontario Provincial Curriculum. Click your grade, course or overall expectation!

Candle Burning 3 Act Math Task

Access Tasks

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