We explore the statistical likelihood of one, or more, siblings in a family of nine surviving to 100 years of age.
Alisan Boes, Duane C. Boes, and Nichola Hillis
Joshua David Jones
To be literate in a society where the information shared online is often exploited, learners should be exposed to multiple aspects of contemporary predictive modeling. Explore a lesson in which students learned an algorithm used in practice to automate the process of making recommendations.
Inspired by epidemic curves, this class developed a spreadsheet model of an epidemic to compare outcomes with and without protective measures.
Young adult literature can be used in secondary mathematics classrooms as a tool for students to develop and explore their own mathematical questions.
During a Desmos activity, students adjust the measures of angles in radians to reposition a laser and a mirror so the beam passes through three stationary targets. The Radian Lasers activity can be extended to simulate project-based learning.
Show your students how useful mathematics can be in real-world applications.
F. Paul Wonsavage
Three approaches to the Doughnut task highlight how representing functions in multiple ways can support student understanding in interpreting key features of functions within a context.
José N. Contreras
Paula Beardell Krieg
This article presents an example of discovering an idea through creative play. After some trial and error, I drew a wonderful image, which I later learned was a two-dimensional view of a four-dimensional shape called tesseract.
Examining the covariation of triangle dimensions and area offers a geometric context that makes analyzing a piecewise function easier for students.