# Student Videos

• #### A Donut Investigation

Ian Byrd

In this video, students investigate a strange image that asks which has more sugar: a donut or a health drink? What about a salad? Using math and language arts skills, they'll determine if this image shows a complete picture or is misleading.

• #### Jabberwocky and Context Clues

Ian Byrd

Using Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky, students will try to infer the parts of speech and meanings of nonsense words. Then they can try their hand at their own nonsense poems.

• #### Propaganda and Logical Fallacies

Ian Byrd

In this series, students learn about five types of logical fallacies then develop an argument *against* a great idea, invention, or character using these techniques.

• #### Showing A Character’s Trait

Ian Byrd

We tell students to "show not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll write two examples of a scene: one showing a character's trait, and one just telling.

• #### Math Curiosity: Waring’s Conjecture

Ian Byrd

Students will tackle Waring's curious conjecture from 1762: all odds are either primes, or can be written as the sum of three primes. After 250 years, we still don't know if it's true or not!

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 3

Ian Byrd

In this final part of the caffeine investigation, students will analyze advertisements, and then create a public service announcement.

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 2

Ian Byrd

Students, now armed with data about five caffeinated beverages, will survey a set of peers and/or adults to uncover misconceptions about caffeine.

• #### Investigating Caffeine Part 1

Ian Byrd

This is the first of a three part interdisciplinary math project. Students will be investigating caffeinated beverages, dangers of caffeine, and how advertising affects our perceptions.

• #### Eulerian Paths

Ian Byrd

Have students tackle the classic "Seven Bridges of Konigsberg" problem - can you cross each bridge exactly once?

• #### What Do Mean and Median Mean?

Ian Byrd

We'll explore money and test scores as we determine which is more useful: mean or median?

• #### Improving Presentations 4: The Big Day

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll discuss how students can mentally prepare themselves for the big day and then look back on their work.

• #### Improving Presentations 3: The Storyboard and Slides

Ian Byrd

Now students will turn their outline into a storyboard and (pending your approval) move on to building their actual slides!

• #### Improving Presentations 2: Planning The Outline

Ian Byrd

After watching excellent speakers, students will outline their presentation.

• #### Improving Presentations 1: Watching The Greats

Ian Byrd

Giving presentations is scary, difficult, and rarely taught. Help your students become better public speakers by first watching the greats and taking careful notes.

• #### Math Curiosity: Finding Primes

Ian Byrd

Prime numbers seem to appear randomly. How do we reliably find primes without dividing every number by every possible factor? The answer is thousands of years old…

• #### Math Curiosity: Twin Primes

Ian Byrd

Twin Primes are prime numbers that have a difference of two. Mathematicians think there are an infinite number, but aren't sure yet. Have your students look for patterns as they dig into the Twin Prime Conjecture.

Ian Byrd

Let's explore the content imperative "Paradox." This tool helps students focus on ideas that are both positive and negative.

• #### Triangle Sums

Ian Byrd

From Prufrock’s Advanced Common Core series, we introduce the Triangle Sums exploration.

• #### Content Imperatives: Convergence

Ian Byrd

In this video, you'll learn about "Convergence," a content imperative tool for looking at how things come together.

• #### Content Imperatives: Parallel

Ian Byrd

Parallel is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. Parallel asks students to consider other topics that are similar to their topic of study and combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity. .

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