Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
Teaching & Learning Math & Science with Technology:
Graphing Calculators, Numerical Methods, Computer Algebra Systems & Linux Clusters
Why Shadowfax? Our cluster is so fast that we named it after the Lord Of The Rings character!
Website once known as http://CalcPage.tripod.com (1988 – 2008)
Sidebars are my own work.
Monday, January 25, 2010
SAGE: Taking the show on the road! (up coming conferences and art shows)
"Look Ma, No Calculator" summary:This will be a "Show & Tell" session where I show you how I teach math using technology without ever touching a calculator! In Part I, I'll show you the old fashioned way using a TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator (or the TI-89/92 if there's interest). If you have your own TI Graphing Calculator, please use it to follow along! But that's SO last century... So, in Part II, I'll show you how we do things in my classroom now-a-days usingSAGE, a Computer Algebra System! I'll leave it up to you to pick and choose any techniques you think you may want to use in your classroom. PART I: I will record a math lesson on something simple like solving quadratic equations with a program (seehttp://www.sagenb.org/home/pub/967). I will use Smart Recorder or Screencast-o-Matic + Smart Notebook + VTI to render the class recording as a wmv or mp4 file for uploading to my FTP site or YouTube. (30 min) PART II: Then we'll reboot all the PCs in Linux with theSAGECD and show how the same lesson can be done with a Computer Algebra System. You can follow along using your own PC! (30 min) PART III: In summation, I'll share my website, blog, and youtube channel, as well as my zazzle and deviantart digital art galleries. I will also show everyone how to usehttp://www.sagenb.orgwith any Mozilla clone so they won't even need aSAGECD. (15 min) PARTY FAVORS: Everyone goes home with my URLs (see business card below) and their very own copy ofSAGE (on a live linuxCD)!