Inspiration from the Twitterverse (clearing the backlog)…October, November, and December 2020!

Continuing the journey of clearing my bookmarks, I am now on to October, November, and December of 2020 (apparently I did not bookmark as much near the end of the year!).

To start off, @sdemichele shared a digital 4 corners template. I was hoping not to need it this year, but with the in-class distancing requirements just announced in Ontario, perhaps this will come in handy after all.

Henri Picciotto shared some virtual manipulatives that he created. If you haven’t checked out his website, then take a few minutes to explore. Scroll down to the Selected Start Pages to start your journey.

@christa_krohn reminded everyone that there is a problem-based lesson search engine on Robert Kaplinsky’s amazing site. Enter a topic in the search bar and it will search through a number of other amazing websites for tasks that fit your needs.

@JDHamkins shares the Gold Coin Game as discussed in his book, Proof and the Art of Mathematics. It looks good for my first week activities this year.

@dhabecker shows everyone how to personalize a whiteboard template in Geogebra.

In this video linked above, he refers to a previous video where he showed how to take an existing whiteboard template and turn it into a class activity. You can watch that video here:

@PuzzleADayBlog shares some math rebus puzzles from mathjokes4mathyfolks. Scroll through the thread to find the answers.

Sara VanDerWerf updated her blog with links to various digital versions of her amazing 5×5 game. Do yourself a favour and check them out.

Dan Finkel reminded me to go take a look the Puzzle Calendar section on the Mathigon website….go check them out, and then you can get lost in all of their other resources!

Kristen Fouss tweeted about Julie Reulbach’s One Sheets for review. A friend of mine does something similar. I think it is time for me to try it out.

And to end with a little bit of science, I love this video from @tedgioia about how sound can create order out of chaos, and Wonder of Science shows a great video of the Mimosa pudica plant that closes its leaves to defend against predators.

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