Zombies and mathematics looks like it would be two things that didn't quite go together. Andrew Miller had a project-based learning project about Zombie-based Learning.

With math and zombies most of the material has to do with diseases that increase at an exponential rate. Students could analyze different population centers and predict its spread using exponential functions. They could determine when everyone is infected and map the spread using the math data they calculate, or even explore the rate of decay. Students could also investigate what happens when a certain number of people are vaccinated to help prevent the spread.

These are some ideas that have been implemented as part of a PBL project or would be a good entry point for zombie-based learning across the curriculum.

Zombie-based Learning

### English to Spanish Math Glossary

Featured in today's post is an elementary school level mathematics glossary for English to Spanish glossary. This works great for many teachers who teach in a ELL math classroom or in a high population of Hispanic students. Some of these glossary terms work great in middle and high school math classrooms.

algebraic expression expresión algebraica

algebraic patterns patrones algebraicos

algebraic relationship relación algebraica

algebraic relationships relaciones algebraicas

algebraically algebraicamente

algorithm algoritmo

distributive property propiedad distributiva

divide dividir

dividend dividendo

divisibility test prueba de divisibilidad

geometric fact hecho geométrico

geometric figure figura geométrica

geometric pattern patrón geométrico

geometric solid sólido geométrico

geometry geometría

line línea

line graph gráfico lineal

line of symmetry línea de simetría

line plot diagrama lineal

line segment segmento lineal

See more glossary terms in spanish here: Glossary

algebraic expression expresión algebraica

algebraic patterns patrones algebraicos

algebraic relationship relación algebraica

algebraic relationships relaciones algebraicas

algebraically algebraicamente

algorithm algoritmo

distributive property propiedad distributiva

divide dividir

dividend dividendo

divisibility test prueba de divisibilidad

geometric fact hecho geométrico

geometric figure figura geométrica

geometric pattern patrón geométrico

geometric solid sólido geométrico

geometry geometría

line línea

line graph gráfico lineal

line of symmetry línea de simetría

line plot diagrama lineal

line segment segmento lineal

See more glossary terms in spanish here: Glossary

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### Paper Doll Math

I have recently blogged about Ada Lovelace and her paper doll which could be used as a history piece in a history of mathematics center that students can learn about mathematics and how math was developed back in the day. Today, are some activities that you can use in your classroom that revolve around paper dolls and mathematics.

Learn more here: Paper Doll Math

View other activities and information here:

Math Manipulatives

Geometry of Folding

Probability

__Patterns__: Figures alternate, for example: right arm up, left arm up, right arm, left arm.__Reflections__: Students love that every doll is a flipped copy of the one next to it. Technically, that's called a reflection, one of three kinds of geometry transformation students study in elementary school, the other two being rotation and translation.__Powers of Two__: Fold the paper twice, you get four figures. Fold the paper three times, you get 8 figures. Fold four times, you get 16 figures. Every fold is a power of two of the figures.__Multiplying fractions__: Every time you fold, the dolls become half as wide. That's a visual illustration of what it means to multiply a fraction, in this case x 1/2. Or, if the first fold divides the paper in half, and the second fold divides it in quarters.Learn more here: Paper Doll Math

View other activities and information here:

Math Manipulatives

Geometry of Folding

Probability

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### Beginning of the Year Survey Questions

I'm trying to piece together a beginning of the year student survey. What are some questions you ask your students?

Name:

Please Call Me:

Home Phone:

Parent's Email:

Activities and Hobbies:

Favorite subject in school:

Why do you like math?

Why do you dislike math?

I obviously need more questions, comments are welcome below!

Name:

Please Call Me:

Home Phone:

Parent's Email:

Activities and Hobbies:

Favorite subject in school:

Why do you like math?

Why do you dislike math?

I obviously need more questions, comments are welcome below!

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