Math presentations at Connecting Online 2012 February 3 and 4
There are forty-five fine presentations at this weekend’s web conference, CO12: http://www.wiziq.com/events/co12.htm
In particular, check out these four presentations from Math Future people:
Friday, February 3
1pm ET Math game development, by Maria Droujkova http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/701943-math-game-development-communities-and-networks
Mathematics educators need to create excellent learning games, which is a hard enough task. But even more challenging is the task of helping everybody – millions of kids, parents, teachers – design or remix their own games. Communities, peer groups and cognitive tools such as taxonomies of games can make these two tasks possible and sustainable.
2pm ET Mathematical art: Learning mathematics by doing mathematics, by Dani Novak http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/701953-mathematical-art-learning-mathematics-by-doing-mathematics
We will present the MuMart “Music Math and Art” wiki and the computer language APGS and give examples of how to learn and teach math in an intuitive way using computers.
9pm ET Place shape vs. place value: A visual foundation for math, by the Dream Realizations team http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/707754-place-shape-vs-place-value-a-visual-foundation-for-math
What do decimal place values actually mean: thousands, hundreds, tens, ones? Let us show you their shape and you can determine the value. Four- and five-year-olds can do it, how ‘bout you? Get a glimpse into the fantabulous payoff of learning to subQuan. Come enjoy a math topic that doesn’t involve much thinking because your eyes do most of the work.
Saturday, February 4
1pm ET Numbered notes music notation, CO12 presentation by Jason MacCoy http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/701971-numbered-notes-music-notation
We will be introducing a revolutionary new form of music notation called Numbered Notes. It uses numbers instead of letters and is so easy to learn that people can play in just minutes. We will be explaining a brief summary of the history of music notation, how numbered notes is the next step forward from what we currently do and how Numbered Notes is an ideal tool to show the connections between music and math. Free sheet music will be available and participants will be able to try it out for themselves on our free website keyboard.
See you there!