Take a Flip Trip!

Ralph Pantozzi

• 6–8 Session

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Room 420 (Atlantic City Convention Center)

Try out the Museum of Math’s 2014 Rosenthal Prize winning lesson! We’ll stand shoulder-to-shoulder, and let coin flips lead us forwards or backwards. What might happen? For certain, you’ll learn about randomness, compound events, combinations, and data distributions. Join us on our trip! Greater sample size = a stunning display of probability!

The story of how this lesson came about:
http://mathillustrated.net/2015/05/a-random-walk/

Take A Flip Trip Lesson Plan (PDF)

Ralph Pantozzi

Ralph Pantozzi

A mathematics educator for 25 years, Ralph Pantozzi enjoys seeking out new ways for learners of all ages to connect with math and develop new abilities in the subject. Learning new mathematics, applying learning research in the classroom, and sharing “noticings and wonderings" with colleagues are both work and play for Ralph. Winner of the Museum of Mathematics’ 2014 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching, Ralph continues to study how students construct ideas, and how to inspire creative mathematical thinking in his students. When not thinking solely about mathematics, you’ll find Ralph somewhere in his immediate and extended family tree, both present and past.

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