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Mar 12: Lesson Bonfire: Help me improve my complex numbers unit

Tue, Mar 12, 2013 · 9:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada) 98 views
About This Webinar

Helpee: Michael Pershan (@mpershan)

Why is i^2 = -1? Most approaches for providing kids with an answer for this haven't satisfied me, so I set out to redesign my Complex Numbers unit. After testing it out with two classes, some flaws became evident, but I also had some real successes. In this session I'd like to share with you why I find most approaches to Complex Numbers unsatisfying, what I tried, how it failed, and I'll spend a lot of the session asking you for ideas on how to improve this unit.

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EDUCATION & LEARNING
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: e51200c0336b
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