Archive for June, 2014

Physics and fantasy

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Minute Physics: How far can Legolas see?

This might come in handy at school when we’re talking about diffraction and resolving capacity.

Tool Unlocked: Equilateral Triangles

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Euclid is a game of geometry played in your browser.”

Link via MetaFilter.

If you’re a math teacher, you don’t just waste time playing math games online, you test it thoroughly for using in a lesson. By that definition, I’ve been working for the past 30 minutes or so, completing all the levels (20 so far) of Euclid: The Game.

I think I’m going to have my students play this game in one of the final lessons before the summer holidays start, when motivation usually is at an all-time low. It’s in English, but the vocabulary shouldn’t be too hard to pick up.