Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quadratic Expression Generating Widget

Check out Wolfram Alpha's gallery of widgets. You can embed them into your blog or website as I have below.

Also, Wolfram Alpha Widget Builder allows you to easily generate widgets.  I was able to create my first widget in less than 20 minutes using their easy step oriented widget creating interface.  Enter the roots and click multiply... try as many real and complex roots as you wish!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Low Tech Methods to Improve Success

I am always looking for ways to enhance the student experience with technology. I find that tech adds interest and can engage the student in ways that I could not in the past. In addition, the ability to understand and implement new technological tools is an important skill to develop in order to be competetive in the 21st century.

HOWEVER, it is also important to be reminded of the basics that we may take for granted. Co-author of College Success, Tom Lochhaas, does just that in his blog:

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Going (or Returning) to College

An excellent common sense reminder students should read and reread every semester!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stay or Switch?

A very well done animated explanation of the classic Monty Hall problem.  Play the game and get multiple explanations on reasons why you should always switch!