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Edulum shared this blog article on using Mathigon by talented and not-intimidating math/science/tech professional Jill Thompson and Piedmont's awesome middle school math teachers were very interested when I shared it on Facebook so I am placing this link here for them to peruse.
Basically you will either use the ebook link or one of the trading card like theme choices. when you turn the trading card over it will lead to a site to open, a slideshow to play, a link to an app or other, from there you can search within more subtopics for what you want. I would either browse mathigon and then choose which links and resources I want students to use culminating unit or whole group lesson and then paste those links into my website or Edmodo for them. But I would also consider letting students explore the site themselves and choose their own path to research or group project.
The link below goes to the teacher page and includes a treasure hunt lesson plan you can download for primary and one for secondary
This is the really interesting pdf by Mathigon's founder Philip Lenger how math can be so much more than is taught.
If you like Mathigon's take on presenting math, you will probably also like the super cool lessons of Dan Meyer and all the members of his Blogulty Lounge plus precocious Vi Hart 's videos (run them through Gaggle Tube first, CMS) or any ed.ted math lessons
I am Lisa Gurthie the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary, holistic education, and unschooling school to make it more real and relevant. One day I will modernize my "about" page. Check out the other blogs on this site for Lesson Ideas, Celebration of Good Teaching, and Piedmont PD