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Intrinsic Motivation

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I particularly liked the article, “A Pixar University For The Rest of Us.” I believe that Pixar and Apple, two of the most successful companies in the world, are so successful because their employees are intrinsically motivated to make the company...
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Makers, Doers, and Liberation Math

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There's a growing interest out in the world in making cool things, particularly with technology. Commonly called the "maker movement," this trend has its roots in tinkering with technology and comp...
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Liberation Math Week 4: Making, Doing, Activism

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The theme of this week is making, doing, and activism. We touched on this a lot on Monday's class, and I wanted to bring you a variety of resources. Think about how the people involved in the sites...
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The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED

The creative spark | TED Playlists | TED | Liberation Math | Scoop.it
Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.
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In Response to the Readings for Week 2:

Memories from Participants:
I had read these pieces beforehand to a hindering experience, but I believe it suffices to say that most of these vivid memories were betwixt negative emotions - something...
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Great to read this catch-up post in light of some of the conversations we've had since week 2.

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Shower/Bath

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Lots of questions about this shower and bath business here…
How long was he in the shower?
What’s the water pressure of the shower/ how much water comes out per minute?
How filled up was the bath tub?
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World Maths Day 2013: Register Now

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It’s time to register for World Maths Day, which will take place on March 6, 2013. Last year, more than five million students from all around the world combined to correctly answer nearly 500 million math problems.
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“A Pixar University for the rest of us”

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I had no idea what was going on in thisreading until I came to the end of it under the heading “Moving Forward” where all was sort of explained.
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Shower vs Bath

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While watching the video I began to wonder what was the point of the video. After watching the video I was surprised that I had some questions.
-How long would it take to fill up the bathtub?
-What is the water pressure of the shower?
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LearnmoreMN Blog: STEM inequity starts early

Studies show that it is experience in STEM related activities that affect competence, confidence and comfort — especially in currently underrepresented populations of females and those from financially challenged homes.
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A trip to the Number Yard ::: Construction Math

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The focus of the Number Yard is the building of a bungalow. The chapters follow just as the phases of the project: lot layout, foundation, wall framing, all the way through to the trim out.
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Math Teachers at Play 59 @ Learners in Bloom

Math Teachers at Play 59 @ Learners in Bloom | Liberation Math | Scoop.it
Math Teachers at Play is a monthly Blog Carnival showcasing math activities and puzzles from teachers, parents, and homeschoolers all around the blogosphere.
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Re-evaluating Shelly's Memory

            After re-evaluating the memory work I noticed that “Shelly” included a lot of external details about her surroundings while taking the test. I found this interesting because although it...
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Liberation Math Week Three Roundup!

So here is my roundup of Liberation math for week 3.
A Pixar University for the Rest of us
This article seemed to be well liked by the class.
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The Collatz Conjecture

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Start with any number.
If your number is even, cut it in half.
If your number is odd, triple it and add 1.
Write down your new number, and repeat.
Do you always end up at 1, 4, 2, 1, ... ?
Collatz's Conjecture was that you do.
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Dr. Angela Vierling-Claasen

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New podcast featuring an interview with me on relational practice and shame in education. Can't wait to listen! http://t.co/qz6XUA49
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What's Special About This Number?

What's special about this number? All the trivia about numbers you need. http://t.co/nlgz28sj4E
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How can we change the world? STYLE

How can we change the world? STYLE | Liberation Math | Scoop.it
There are so many little, and big, things that we could do to change not only the world of math education, but also the world of education as a whole. When I think about what I most want to change in education, I think about elementary school.
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Final thoughts on Memory Work

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As we went through the Memory Work process with Shelley and her experience I found myself understanding her memory more and more.
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Bath v.s. Shower

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So… That was interesting… I started this problem knowing that there couldn’t possibly be an answer with little to no information. However, I came up with a list of questions that would need to be answered in order to solve our problem.
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Week 3 Homework

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In order to solve this problem, you would need to know how much water you use when you shower and how much water you use when you take a bath, in gallons for instance.
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shower vs bath

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Which do you think is cheaper??? Is this a trick question? Dan Meyer has a funny way of getting your mind going and become frustrated. I watched the video which is 15 seconds long and kept feeling like if I was missing something.
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Liberation Math: Call to Action

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There are problems with math education, and there is no lack of suggestions for how to change things for the better. Some of those suggestions have great potential, but the solutions come from the ...
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Liberation Math.. Changing the World one Blog Post at a time.. Week 3!

the Pixar University article was interesting and helped me open up my mind for the question "How can we change the world?!" according to math that is.  This article gave a good perspective on how t...
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Reading Response 02/18/13

            I really enjoyed the readings this week, especially chapter 2 of Sheila Tobias’s Overcoming Math Anxiety. Everything that was being described and explained about math anxiety I can rela...
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