Forgotten Posts of 2011

All over the blogosphere bloggers are posting about their top posts of the year – myself included!

So I thought I’d take a look at my WordPress statistics for 2011 and see which posts are nearer the bottom of the list in terms of page views!
I present some posts I think worthy of attention; I have updated some for clarity.

Thinkfinity – including a great resource for introducing probability.

Storybird – write stories about Mathematics? Why not?!

Words with WolframAlpha – WolframAlpha is so good at Mathematics – did you know it’s good with vocabulary as well?

Triptico – some great resources for the interactive whiteboard

Mudd Math Fun Facts – a searchable collection of Mathematics fun facts from Harvey Mudd College Math Department

Videosthe list of sources of  videos has been added to since this post was first written

To complete the collection – some posts of a lighter nature – check the counting chimp watch a bubble sort – danced, or listen to some songs!

Infographics for Mathematics

An infographic is a graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge designed to present complex information clearly.

There are many excellent examples available on the web such as the one below on just how hard Santa has to work, which not only convey information clearly but also in a very attractive manner. Something our students would perhaps enjoy creating.

For further resources see this collection which includes a series from the New York Times on teaching using infographics and resources on their creation (and note Scoop.it! an excellent and easy way to share information.

Click on the graphic below to see just how hard Santa works! (Published: December 2010 by Advertising Agency: Benedict & Helfer, Hungary.)