tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post7408569682024773119..comments2024-05-24T03:18:33.981-04:00Comments on Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Innovative Ideas That Make Sense for Those Hungry for Math InstructionLisa Nielsenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07759123507185453030noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-61416150929672122552011-03-03T22:14:02.567-05:002011-03-03T22:14:02.567-05:00I love the idea of connecting math to real world a...I love the idea of connecting math to real world applications, in fact, I find that merely discussing how and why certain concepts were studied is sufficient to get students interested. I recently related the development of the trigonometric functions to my students, and how the mathematician who named them was probably merely comparing 1000s of triangles and noticed a pattern. They were engaged and fascinated. I poked around the Pythagorean TV lesson and thought it was wonderful...one problem though, its estimated to take 4 45 minute periods - I have one period of time to teach the theorem and its converse. Its tough to be this creative in that amount of time.David Bnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-82146758701909129372010-10-10T15:58:07.950-04:002010-10-10T15:58:07.950-04:00What is an example of a textbook that teaches math...What is an example of a textbook that teaches math using a traditional approach? Every textbook that I have seen gives explanations and applications for concepts such as slope and percent, not just procedures.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com