ICTCM #9

NOT BASEBALL The presenter at one session gave interesting discussion about how cards in Magic-like games need to have their power in play be near their cost to acquire. Some variability is desired, but too much can destroy the game. He then compared this with the fall of the Roman Republic. It was a very […]

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ICTCM #8

NOT BASEBALL Westpoint is doing some group assessment JL and SB attended sessions also. Eric Gaze has great projects I will share with SS-S and SBt. I might use building a grade book as my project this semester. I might use unit conversions in future semesters. This was probably the most valuable session I attended.

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ICTCM #7

NOT BASEBALL bit.ly/opioidsUS has a great activity on opioids. The data is clearly piecewise- linear for several years and then exponential. I plan to redo day 3, or day 4 in Math 131 when we bridge from linear to exponential growth with a version of this activity. It could be changed into a project, too. […]

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ICTCM #6

NOT BASEBALL The morning general session on Saturday had four panelists giving the past, present, and future of technology along with audience participation, and audience Q and A- all in 45 minutes. Not much in depth was done. There was also a lot of pushing of TI and Pearson solutions, which given the background of […]

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ICTCM #5

NOT BASEBALL I went to a cell phone app presentation. I knew of all the apps presented. Ask me if you want students to use cell phones productively in class, I guess.  (Actually, I wish we had shared through the room since I think we could have learned something from each other).

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ICTCM #4

NOT BASEBALL Gary Rockswold was a little too general for my taste with his talk on reality and mathematics. He has given me lots of practical examples for class through his RPI and his xMAP eras though. It was an interesting talk, just not directly applicable to my teaching in the short term. James Cliber […]

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