Author Archives: Tim

AP Calculus Projects Day 2 – 2015

Here are the projects from Day 1. The projects from Day 2 are below. Math Behind a Basketball Shot This group talked about the math behind the ideal basketball shot, including the role Magnus Effect. They recorded some video of … Continue reading

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AP Calculus Projects Day 1 – 2015

Today was the first day of the AP Calculus AB projects.  Here are the 5 presentations from Day 1. More to come tomorrow. Origami          Cube octahedron                       … Continue reading

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Continuity at a Point

This summer I attended an AP Summer Institute with Sergio Stadler at the Marist School in Atlanta, GA. I would highly recommend this APSI to anyone teaching AP Calculus for the first time. I taught AP Calculus AB last year, so … Continue reading

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Benefits of a 2 hour snow delay

Yes, winter is still wreaking havoc in the Northeast. We had a big storm come in Wednesday and Thursday. Both days looked like possible snow days. We only ended up with a 2 hour delay on Thursday. Many parents decided to … Continue reading

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Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Part 2

It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I had to make time for an activity I did last week in AP Calculus since it went so well. We have been calculating Riemann Sums (left, right, midpoint, and trapezoid) and … Continue reading

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Explore #MTBoS: Hangman

I am participating in Exploring the MathTwitterBlogosphere for the next 8 weeks. Here is a description if you are not familiar.  I am posting on what makes my classroom unique. One small thing which makes my classroom unique is my … Continue reading

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Sunday Comics

Instead of reading the Sunday comics I want to share some funny moments from my classroom from this week. Ideally, I want to do this every week but realistically I know this won’t happen. I hope to share as often … Continue reading

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