The Math Forum - Enhancing Instruction with Technology

Delco CFF Math Collaoration Day
Steve Risberg, The Math Forum @ Drexel
Thursday, October 15, 2009

http://mathforum.org/workshops/delcocff2009/technology.html

We'll look at how using Math Forum resources can help bring math topics alive for your students, using topics in probablility as a focus. We'll feature resources from our Math Tools, Ask Dr. Math, and Problem of the Week services.

 
Math Tools Ask Dr. Math PoW Library

Spinners

The Problems of the Week [members only]
Math Tools
Handout in PDF
Handout in Word

The Birthday Problem

The Problems of the Week [members only]
Math Tools
Ask Dr. Math

The Monty Hall Problem

Math Tools
Ask Dr. Math

Random Walks

Math Tools
Ask Dr. Math

Treasure Hunt

Take some time and explore Math Tools and Doctor Math. You can browse on your own, or you might try to find the answers to these questions:

  1. What happened when Johnny Carson tried the birthday problem with the Tonight Show audience?
  2. Can you find a simulation of the famous needle experiment by Buffon? How about an explanation of how it's used to estimate the value of pi?
  3. Why do we use the letter m to represent slope in the linear equation y = mx + b?