Bay Area Circle for Teachers

I will present an overview of the mathematics and pedagogy of function diagrams at the Winter Workshop of the Bay Area Circle for Teachers, on Saturday, January 26, in Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. Function diagrams are also known as the parallel axes representation, and a computer version is sometimes called "dynagraph". There's a… Continue reading Bay Area Circle for Teachers

The third dimension!

This is another post about sessions I attended last weekend at the Asilomar Northern California CMC conference. (To read the whole set, start here.)Kevin Rees presented two variations on a classic volume optimization problem. In the traditional problem, you start with a square piece of cardboard, cut off congruent squares at the four corners, and… Continue reading The third dimension!