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Monday, 02 March 2009 | 3 Comments
A really easy way to create engagement when introducing a new topic is to explain some of it’s applications outside of the maths classroom. For Trigonometry, I use an explanation of how I used trigonometry in a previous career to find the height of trees.
This story may have different mileage for you. It works for me, because it’s my personal story. Also, I wouldn’t show a video of me presenting it in class, but would draw it up on the blackboard as I went – obviously.
I’ve been meaning to post this story for ages, and probably would have just used text. But I wanted to play a little on the weekend to see what I could come up with using a Wacom Bamboo tablet, ScreenFlow and Jarnal.
The result is embedded below. Use it, if you can / however you want / not at all…
A story for Trigonometry from Simon Job on Vimeo.
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