Monday Success: Parabolas in the Real World

Oct 14, 2013 by

This week’s Monday Success comes from Bob Mayne, a math teacher in Rhode Island.  Bob is the same teacher who had his students create videos summarizing statistical concepts including the entertaining video on Stat Man I shared a couple of weeks ago.  Bob created this short video on parabolas as a “hook” to his unit.  He created the  video on iMovie.   He mentions ” I think I would like to eventually move to a more powerful set up like Camtasia if I plan on doing this a lot” but I think you will see that this works out well.

What I love the most about this example is how many real world examples Bob pulls in… I am not a mathematician but even I can see parabolas all around me now.  I encourage you to share this video with your colleagues and students.   Another option for his students, now that Bob has modelled it, is to have them make the videos in the future.  Continued great work Bob!



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