# Author Archives: pgraiser

## A Graphing Calculator for Less than $1.00!

The PI83 Graphing Calculator is an iPhone app designed to replace the Texas Instruments TI83 graphing calculator. With over 100 math functions, it makes expensive and bulky graphing calculators a thing of the past. One of 10 “Best Apps” from … Continue reading

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

## The Ruler Game

Occaisonally I get the opportunity to work with CTE teachers on imbedding higher-level mathematics into their content. Their biggest complaint is that students do not know how to read a ruler. A colleague of mine (Leslie Carson of SREB) told me about … Continue reading

## Have You “Flipped” Your Math Classroom Today?

Have you “flipped” your math classroom? Students in a flipped classroom (sometimes referred to as reverse instruction) view the “content delivery” / lecture before class. Students and teachers then use their valuable class time to explore and to practice mathematical … Continue reading

## How much would it cost to send my teen off to Hogwarts?

This awesome infographic was Tweeted this week: Click here to access the original page. I bet some fun mathematics could be conjured from this data!

## Can’t Go Wrong with Harry Wong!

Wow! That was a really short summer! I sent my kids and husband (an 8th grade teacher) back to school this week and I am now getting back into the swing of my work. When I was a classroom teacher, … Continue reading

## Summer Rejuvenation Guide for Teachers

Independence Day is almost upon us so most teachers are already well into their summer break. To help make the most of this time off, the folks at Edutopia have 10 great tips to help teachers relax, reflect, and recharge … Continue reading