Category Archives: Fun stuff

Keep on Movin’ On

Keep on Movin’ On

 

Tech Powered Math has gone pretty quiet the last 6 months or so, which usually signals I’m up to something not related to graphing calculators. In fact, this time it’s a move across the country for another career move. My new opportunity takes me to a part of the country which is a big change for a guy who’s never lived outside of rural Central Illinois. I’m now located in the Queen City of Charlotte, NC. In fact, it’s quite a change for my family, both my wife and I come from families that have lived in small town Illinois since the 1800’s. We’re really looking forward to this change, though, from a variety of standpoints (more dynamic economy, better weather, the usual). I’ll also add, that one of the things that excites me about a bigger city is the potential to connect with a larger professional community. I never cease to be amazed by the people who read the words on this site. If, by some crazy chance you’re a reader of this blog who’s located in the Charlotte area and would like to connect, please reach out. I’m pretty much building my network from scratch here.

How to Draw Mario on the TI-Nspire

A few months back I had some time on my hands and did a post on how to graph Mickey Mouse with the TI-Nspire. Today I found myself in the same situation and decided to try my hand with the classic Nintendo character Mario on the Nspire. I imposed the same rules on myself as… Continue Reading

Galloping Ghost Arcade Review

Galloping Ghost Arcade Review

Last Friday, a college buddy Jim and I made a pilgrimage to Brookfield to the Galloping Ghost Arcade. This is a little outside the sphere of what I usually write about, as this tech does not relate to mathematics or education, and it’s not even particularly new or “gadgety”, but I had such a great… Continue Reading

Book Review: Bedtime Math–A Fun Excuse to Stay up Late Review

Book Review: Bedtime Math–A Fun Excuse to Stay up Late Review

Fresh off her 5th birthday, my oldest daughter has continued to be very interested in books at bedtime. She has also been showing an increasing interest in numbers:  counting anything and everything, flash cards, and number apps on her Kindle Fire. Of course, I find this budding interest in math delightful, and while I don’t… Continue Reading

12 Math Gifts for 2015

12 Math Gifts for 2015

Christmas will be here before you know it. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and older siblings (even significant others) are always looking for ways to encourage students and lifelong learners to foster their mathematical learning. One way is a Christmas math gift. Continue Reading