# 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts

“Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year. Ellipse: Via: giphy Solving Pascal triangles: Via: Hersfold via Wikimedia Commons Use FOIL to easily multiply binomials: Via: mathcaptain Here’s how you solve logarithms: Via: imgur Use this trick so you don’t get mixed up when doing matrix transpositions: Via: Wikimedia Commons What the Pythagorean Theorem is really trying to show you: Via: giphy Exterior angles of polygons will ALWAYS add up to 360 degrees: Via: math.stackexchange Via: imgur Via: Wikimedia Commons Via: reddit

How To Use Pokémon Go In Your Math Class - Tips4Teachers As a culturally relevant and responsive educator, I feel a deep sense of obligation to write this next post: How to use Pokémon Go in your math class. I know, I know. It’s a difficult job, but after waiting a few days and watching my Twitter list of math teachers roll by with no mention of how to leverage this Pokémon craze we seem to be going through, I knew that at some point I would have to take on the gargatuan task of how to incorporate this cultural phenomenon into our lesson plans. All joking aside, I do think that its important that we acknowledge our cultural relevance to our students as much as we can. Dividing Fractions Turn the second fraction upside down, then multiply. There are 3 Simple Steps to Divide Fractions: Example:

Beautiful Mathematical GIFs Will Mesmerize You Digital artist and physics PhD student Dave Whyte is dazzling our computer screens with his mesmerizing GIFs that are the perfect marriage of mathematics and art. And we can’t stop watching them. Whyte shares his brilliant, procrastination-fueling creations on an almost daily basis on his Tumblr account, Bees & Bombs. Whyte studies the physics of foam and told Colossal that his first geometric GIFs riffed on computational modules that he was exploring as an undergraduate student. To create his eye catching animations, Whyte uses a programming language called Processing. Check some of them out here (caution: may induce serious time wasting):

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp In this article I would like to dissect the Math curriculum here in Ontario and focus on the process of mathematics. From the Ontario curriculum document: Problem Solving Problem solving is central to learning mathematics. By learning to solve problems and by learning through problem solving, students are given numerous opportunities to connect mathematical ideas and to develop conceptual understanding. Problem solving forms the basis of effective mathematics programs and should be the mainstay of mathematical instruction.

CK-12 Launches a New Collection of Elementary School Math Resources CK-12 has long offered tutorials and practice exercises for middle school and high school science and math students. Today, CK-12 unveiled a new collection for resources for elementary school mathematics. The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill. The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises. While the CK-12 elementary school mathematics collection offers a lot of skills sections (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, clock reading, measurement) each section appears to be fairly limited in its offerings. I checked five skill sections, one in each grade, and each was limited to one video and one exercise.

Divisibility Rules Math Poster for Your Classroom This new math classroom 12" x 18" PosterEnvy poster demonstrates helpful division math rules that will help your students with some handy division tricks! Designed by teachers for fellow educators - this poster fits the National Educational Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards and is a PosterEnvy exclusive so you're not going to find it anywhere else in the world! All of our posters are printed on high quality, 80lb.

Arithmetic Problem Solver & Skill Builder Home Introduction Prologue 1 Elementary Addition Sums less than 10. Sums equal to 10.Sums between 10 and 20. NickHolroyd Mt. Thor - Baffin Island, Canada - Largest Vertical Drop on Earth (4,101 ft) Growing up I always wanted to be an artist at Disney. The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love : NPR Ed What makes a great teacher great? That's the question at the heart of 50 Great Teachers, from the NPR Ed Team. For her trigonometry class, Sarah Hagan (center) uses everything but the kitchen sink: a flower pot, garbage basket, rolls of tape, rubber balls, even loose spaghetti. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR For her trigonometry class, Sarah Hagan (center) uses everything but the kitchen sink: a flower pot, garbage basket, rolls of tape, rubber balls, even loose spaghetti.

A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi by TeachThought Staff The Digital Media Part Among the most underappreciated gifts of digital media is animation. Animation sounds pretty pedestrian until you imagine a world without it. At the opposite end of the spectrum of cartoons, and the more robust, Pixar-born versions of animation that include “motion pictures” (a term we also take for granted), are gif animations.

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