# Sharing two of Patrick Honner’s calculus ideas with my son

I’ve been looking forward to sharing two calculus ideas from Patrick Honner with my son for the last week. We were, unfortunately, a little rushed when we sat down and there are a couple of mistakes in the videos below. Even though things didn’t go perfectly, I really enjoyed talking through these ideas. Here’s the … Continue reading Sharing two of Patrick Honner’s calculus ideas with my son

# An introductory implicit differentiation example thanks to Patrick Honner

Today I talked a little bit about implicit differentiation with my son. We are following the progression in an old copy of Stewart’s Calculus book that I have (the 3rd edition) and section 2.6 discusses implicit differentiation. After we had an introductory discussion this morning, Patrick Honner sent me this message: Since my son had … Continue reading An introductory implicit differentiation example thanks to Patrick Honner

# Trying out Patrick Honner’s self referential tests

Saw a fun tweet from Patrick Honner yeterday: It was the week of the state tests up here, so my kids had already spent quite a bit of time taking multiple choice tests this week. But one more test couldn’t hurt, right! Here’s the introduction to the test – I love my younger son’s reaction … Continue reading Trying out Patrick Honner’s self referential tests

# Sharing Patrick Honner’s My Favorite Theorem appearance with kids

Patrick Honner was a terrific guest on the My Favorite Theorem blog today: We’d done a blog post – inspired by Patrick Honner, obviously – about Varignon’s Theorem previously – Varignon’s Theorem – inspired by this tweet: After listening to today’s My Favorite Theorem episode I wanted to do a follow up project – probably … Continue reading Sharing Patrick Honner’s My Favorite Theorem appearance with kids

# Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise in 4d part 5: The 120- and 600-cells

This is the 5th (of 5) in series of 4 dimensional explorations inspired by Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise: The first four parts in the series are here: Playing with 4 dimensional shapes using Zometool Introducing Patrick Honner’s Pi day idea in 4 dimensions Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d: part 3 Patrick Honner’s … Continue reading Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise in 4d part 5: The 120- and 600-cells

# Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise in 4d day 4: The Hyperdiamond

This is the 4th (of 5) in series of 4 dimensional explorations inspired by Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise: The first three parts in the series are here: Playing with 4 dimensional shapes using Zometool Introducing Patrick Honner’s Pi day idea in 4 dimensions Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d: part 3 Also, since … Continue reading Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise in 4d day 4: The Hyperdiamond

# Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d – Part 3

We are spending the week working through Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4 dimensions. The first two parts of our project are Playing with 4 dimensional shapes using Zometool Introducing Patrick HOnner’s Pi day idea in 4 dimensions Also, since I didn’t want to really dive into the “surface volume” and “hyper volume” calculations, … Continue reading Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d – Part 3

# Introducing Patrick Honner’s Pi Day idea in 4 dimensions

This will be the 2nd of probably 4 blog post in a series about exploring Patrick Honner’s Pi Day activity in 4 dimensions. The first project (which includes the background) is here: Playing with 4 dimensional shapes using Zometool and Honner’s original post came to my attention via this tweet: and the main motivation for … Continue reading Introducing Patrick Honner’s Pi Day idea in 4 dimensions

# Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d

[This is a quick post I wrote while my younger son was at a little math enrichment activity. Sorry it looks like it was written in a hurry and not proof read . . . ] Earlier today my older son and I played around with Patrick Honner’s Pi Day exercise: That project is here: … Continue reading Patrick Honner’s Pi day exercise in 4d

# Patrick Honner’s Pi Day Exercise

Saw this tweet from Patrick Honner yesterday: I liked the activity for a lot of reasons – it was a great way to review a little geometry and arithmetic, a nice opportunity to discuss more 3D geometry, and finally a lucky coincidence with our project from yesterday talking about the truncated cube and the truncated … Continue reading Patrick Honner’s Pi Day Exercise