What's New at IBLCalculus

Desmos Activities

posted Sep 6, 2017, 9:53 AM by Mairead Greene

The coolest thing I've discovered this semester are Desmos Activities. I fell in love with the Desmos graphing tool last semester but then I discovered all of the cool classroom activities that Desmos has created in teacher.desmos.com and was even more excited. Not only have they created lots of really great interactive activities which you can use in your class and see how students are doing in real time but they also make it really easy for us to create our own activities and share them with others. As a result you will see a lot of desmos activities popping up in the Precalculus page as I create activities to support our paper activities. I can't recommend it highly enough - check it out!

IOLA Linear Algebra

posted Mar 16, 2017, 8:58 AM by Mairead Greene   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

Hi Everyone,
I have been teaching Linear Algebra this semester using the Inquiry Oriented Linear Algebra (IOLA) materials supported by other inquiry activities I had developed. The IOLA materials are great! You can find out more about them here: http://iola.math.vt.edu/.  They provide the students with lots of practical ways to develop an understanding of the concepts that can provide the springboard for more abstract understanding. They also provide great motivation from applications which all of my students are enjoying. Hope everyone is having a good semester!

New Online Inquiry Courses at Rockhurst!

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Mairead Greene

Rockhurst University is very happy to announce a new online inquiry math initiative! We will be offering three courses (Precalculus, Calculus I and Modern Geometry) in the next year allowing students to explore inquiry online! If your institution is interested in partnering with Rockhurst to make these courses available for their students or if you have individual students interested in taking any of our courses please contact me at mairead.greene@rockhurst.edu. You can find more information here. We are very excited about this new initiative! 

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