Tag Archives: Dynamic Data

Taking Ownership of Mathematical Ideas

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Of the many reasons that I chose to major in mathematics, perhaps the most compelling to me was this: Mathematics is beautiful. Yes, mathematics could be practical, but it was the sheer beauty of its proofs that left me awestruck. … Continue reading

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Sketchpad––Yes, It Can!

Last week I ended my fall math conference touring schedule.  It’s been a fun-filled road trip—in the span of two months I’ve been to all three NCTM regionals in Dallas, TX, Hartford, CT, and Chicago, IL, not to mention AMTNYS … Continue reading

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Understanding Proportional Relationships with the Proximity Data Game

In the Fall as Middle School and Algebra 1 teachers look for activities to develop students’ understandings of proportional relationships, they may turn to measuring scale diagrams or using springs. One of KCP Technologies’ new online Data Games called Proximity … Continue reading

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Edtech Tools are NOT Just for Students

I wanted to share a couple experiences I had in the last two weeks that have reminded me that even adults can benefit from dynamic mathematics software that we typically only associate with students learning math. My experiences relate to … Continue reading

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Pass the Candy! Sweetening the Study of Probability

As part of our guest blog series, we bring you another post from Kathryn Shafer. A former middle school and high school math teacher, Kathy is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Ball State University, … Continue reading

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“Figuring It Out” Is Where the Learning Happens

I often get asked the question when doing webinars, workshops, or professional development training, “is there a quick way to do that” with Sketchpad, TinkerPlots or Fathom? For example, last week we had a webinar on functions, and the question … Continue reading

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Cross-Curricular Teaching of Data and Probability

We here at Key really love our TinkerPlots software. And we’re always talking about the power of using it cross-curricularly—using data to enhance understanding of, say, science or social science topics, as well as using these contexts to motivate the … Continue reading

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Differentiating with Dynamic Mathematics Software

I was at the Conference for Advancing Mathematics Teaching (CAMT) in Houston, TX last week. I was there to present on Friday, but also there to attend some sessions, go to the exhibits, and see my friend Lisa Hall who … Continue reading

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Data Visualization in the Age of HTML5

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My partner and I spend a fair amount of time talking about data visualization. He’s a computer programmer who works on websites that gather and display large amounts of data related to energy production and consumption. This data can be … Continue reading

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Lessons from the News

There’s nothing like reading the local paper over breakfast to start your day off with a grimace. Take this headline from Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle: “State’s college tuition rising fastest in nation.” Just what California parents need, more stress! The … Continue reading

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