## Math in the News: Why Ebola Is So Dangerous
*November 22, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : algebra, Math, media , add a comment*

In our latest issue of Math in the News we examine the Ebola virus mathematically. We explore mathematical models of viral growth and discover why Ebola is such a dangerous virus. (This issue of Math in the News was created using Slide Show Creator.)

Here is the direct link to the issue: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/107/Math-in-the-News–Why-Ebola-Is-So-Dangerous

Click on the Share button and share this issue of Math in the News with colleagues.

## Math in the News: Comet Landing
*November 14, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : Math, media , add a comment*

In our latest issue of Math in the News we look at the Geometry of the Philae satellite that recently landed on a comet. Here is the direct link: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/105/Math-in-the-News–Comet-Landing

## Online Instructional Module: Solving One-Step Equations
*November 10, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : How to use Media4Math+, Math, media , add a comment*

Media4Math has just published a new Online Instructional Module: Solving One-Step Equations. This module was created using Media4Math’s Slide Show Creator. It aggregates a number of resources from Media4Math+, along with content from GoogleDocs. This particular module gives an overview of the four types of one-step equations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It includes 32 worked-out examples of solving each of these types of equations, and it also provides an interactive that analyzes how to solve addition and subtraction equations.

Here is the direct link to the module: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/101/Solving-One-Step-Equations.

Share this link with colleagues or students. Using Slide Show Creator allows you to create Online Instructional Modules of this sort, which can include your own content. Sharing them with students is as easy as sharing a URL. You can even post these modules to your class Social Media posts.

## Creating Math Pages with GoogleDocs
*November 9, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : How to use Media4Math+, Math, media , add a comment*

GoogleDocs has made it easier to create Math Pages, and this is great news for Math educators. While Word provides easy integration of MathType into the preparation of document with Math equations, GoogleDocs offers a better collaborative environment. And now with the ability to embed equations into your documents, you can easily create great-looking Math Pages via GoogleDocs.

This Slide Show Creator presentation goes through the various options you have for embedding equations, including the easy integration of MathType content into your GoogleDocs. This presentation also shows you some options for creating Graphing Calculator-style graphics for your documents, using one of GoogleDocs’ Add-Ons.

Please share this presentation with your colleagues: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/102/Creating-Math-Pages-in-GoogleDocs.

## Embedding GoogleDocs into Media4Math+
*November 9, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : How to use Media4Math+, math, media , add a comment*

Do you use GoogleDocs? If not, you should consider incorporating one of the most useful tools on the Web into your lesson planning and other document preparation.

If you do use GoogleDocs, then this Slide Show Creator presentation will walk you through the steps of embedding a GoogleDoc into a Slide Show Creator presentation. Why do this? Slide Show Creator allows you to create online instructional modules that you share with your students via a simple URL. You can assemble resources from Media4Math+ (videos, interactives, graphics, etc.) into an instructional sequence. Your GoogleDoc can provide detailed instructions, assessments, or other relevant information to personalize the instruction for your students.

So, take a look at this Slide Show Creator presentation to see how easy it is to embed a GoogleDoc into your Slide Show Creator presentation: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/102/Creating-Math-Pages-in-GoogleDocs

## 3-Coin Probability Experiment
*November 4, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : algebra, math, media , add a comment*

Media4Math’s Slide Show Creator allows you to create online instructional modules that are easily shared with students or other colleagues. In this example Slide Show, we’ve assembled a lesson that explores the probability distribution for a 3-coin-toss simulation.

Here is the direct link to the Slide Show: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/100/3-Coin-Toss-Probability-Exploration

The Slide Show was assembled from a PowerPoint presentation, a Khan Academy video, a Media4Math Math Solver, and a worksheet. The heart of the activity is the Coin Toss Simulator.

Students press the Flip button to simulate tossing the three coins. They gather their data in the worksheet that comes with the Slide Show lesson.

Coin Toss Simulation Worksheet

- This activity can be done in class, by having groups of students around different computer work stations.
- You can have students work on this activity remotely by sending them the direct link: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/100/3-Coin-Toss-Probability-Exploration. If they can’t print the PDF worksheet, they can use a sheet of paper to create their own data-gathering sheet.
- Once students gather their data, have them create a bar graph of their results.

## Probability Experiment: 2 Coins
*November 4, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : algebra, math, media , add a comment*

Media4Math’s Slide Show Creator allows you to create online instructional modules that are easily shared with students or other colleagues. In this example Slide Show, we’ve assembled a lesson that explores the probability distribution for a 2-coin-toss simulation.

Here is the direct link to the Slide Show: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/99/2-Coin-Toss-Activity

The Slide Show was assembled from a PowerPoint presentation, a Media4Math Math Solver, and a worksheet. The heart of the activity is the Coin Toss Simulator.

Students press the Flip button to simulate tossing the two coins. They gather their data in the worksheet that comes with the Slide Show lesson.

Coin Toss Simulation Worksheet

- This activity can be done in class, by having groups of students around different computer work stations.
- You can have students work on this activity remotely by sending them the direct link: http://www.media4mathplus.com/SlideShow/99/2-Coin-Toss-Activity. If they can’t print the PDF worksheet, they can use a sheet of paper to create their own data-gathering sheet.
- Once students gather their data, have them create a bar graph of their results.

## Warm-Up Problem Set Item Generators
*November 2, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : algebra, math, media , add a comment*

Media4Math+ has recently added a number of item generators that can be used to create Warm-Up problems for use as a class starter or end-of-lesson activities. Select from several dozen Warm-Up Problem templates and quickly create a problem set. Each problem set comes with an Answer Key. The Teacher’s Guide also provides instructions for turning these items into a worksheet that you can print out for students to work on.

Click here to see the complete set of Warm-Up Problem generators.

## New Probability Solvers
*November 1, 2014*

*Posted by Edward Deleon in : algebra, math, media, Uncategorized , add a comment*

Media4Math+ has just added a number of probability solvers, including the following probability simulations:

- Coin Toss with 25 Pennies
- Coin Toss with 25 Nickels
- Coin Toss with 25 Quarters
- Coin Toss with 25 Dimes
- Coin Toss with 1 Penny
- Coin Toss with 2 Pennies
- Coin Toss with 3 Pennies
- Coin Toss with 1 Nickel
- Coin Toss with 2 Nickels
- Coin Toss with 3 Nickels
- Coin Toss with 1 Quarter
- Coin Toss with 2 Quarters
- Coin Toss with 3 Quarters
- Coin Toss with 1 Dime
- Coin Toss with 2 Dimes
- Coin Toss with 3 Dimes
- Spinner with 2 Sections
- Spinner with 3 Sections
- Spinner with 4 Sections
- Spinner with 5 Sections
- Spinner with 6 Sections
- Spinner with 7 Sections
- Spinner with 8 Sections
- Spinner with 9 Sections
- Spinner with 10 Sections