December 4th, 2012 by Dan Meyer
Five years ago I released a collection of 10 fifteen-second videos that helped orient my students to abstract and graphical representations.
@ddmeyer Kids went nuts over GRAPHING STORIES. Gets 'em every time. Thanks again for making and sharing these!!!!!
— CheesemonkeySF (@cheesemonkeysf) December 3, 2012
Last year I asked you guys to submit your own graphs and stories which I edited together by hand.
Today, in a joint collaboration with the BuzzMath team, we're releasing 24 of those videos for immediate download and use in your classrooms, all tagged by content and math. (ie. "a step function about ponies")
You guys were way more creative than I had anticipated:
- Check out Christopher Danielson's step function about ponies.
- Adam Poetzel runs a master class on abstraction by graphing the same video two different ways.
- It's hard not to chuckle at Arianna Hoshino's students in this piecewise graph.
- Mariah Thompson's graph of Time v. Time is just bananas.
Call for Submissions (Sort Of)
I'm never gonna do what I did a year ago ever again. Editing all those videos by hand took months of my time and probably a year off my life. But I would like to know what holes you see in this library and what we can do to plug them.
Do we need more videos with periodic functions? Do we need more videos featuring bacon? Suggest them in the comments. If it's a good idea and you can film the video, I'll make your graphing story on a case-by-case basis. This thing will grow larger and awesomer.
BTW. Be sure to drop a tweet @BuzzMath thanking them for their killer work here.