Category Archives: Free Stuff

2012 TeamUp Presentation

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Free downloadable iPod activity

Make It Real Learning activity developer and award-winning author, Frank Wilson, will be part of an all-star lineup of authors and educators at the Cengage Learning TeamUP Faculty Programs Mathematics Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Feb 10, 2012. Wilson’s workshop, entitledCaptivating Contexts for College Algebra, will feature intriguing real-world contexts that interest and engage students in learning. By creating mathematical models for real-world situations, students learn more than math: they learn about the world in which they live. Participants will receive an activities packet featuring fascinating contexts ranging from the Nintendo Wii to the Apple iPod. A copy of the presentation and packet may be freely downloaded.

Sweet Fractions – Free Activity

Back to School

Recently, I was asked to  substitute for an arithmetic class at a community college. As you might expect, many of the students had little experience being successful at mathematics. My goal for the day was to help the students understand basic fraction concepts. I decided to use an activity I had created for a teacher traning workshop I had conducted at Arizona State University. The activity was a hit and the students loved it!

Since it’s back to school for many of us. We thought we’d celebrate by providing the activity as a  free download. Enjoy!

Free PowerPoint show: Sweet Fractions Math Activity

TeamUP Presentation

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Free iPod activity!

Make It Real Learning activity developer and award-winning author, Frank Wilson, will be part of an all-star lineup of authors and educators at the Cengage Learning TeamUP Faculty Programs Mathematics Conference in Chicago on March 4, 2011. Wilson’s general session, entitled Captivating Contexts for College Algebra, will feature intriguing real-world contexts that interest and engage students in learning. By creating mathematical models for real-world situations, students learn more than math: they learn about the world in which they live. Participants will receive an activities packet featuring fascinating contexts ranging from the Nintendo Wii to the Apple iPod. A copy of the presentation and packet may be freely downloaded.