CAMT 2018 – Houston

Connecting With Polar Curves

Polar graphs can present quite a conundrum for students as they try to connect many different concepts and representation.  We will explore methods for helping students make connection between their past knowledge and the new concepts of polar curves with visual representations. We will utilize technology to create dynamic links between the Cartesian and Polar coordinate systems.

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About Dennis

Dennis Wilson started at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn Georgia in the fall of 1996. A graduate from Georgia Tech’s School of Physics, Dennis initially began teaching Chemistry and Physics in the science department at Landmark. Since becoming a member of the mathematics faculty in 2001, he has taught every level of math offered at Landmark from 5th grade to Multivariable Calculus II. In 2012, Dennis was appointed the Head of the Mathematics Department. Selected nine times by Landmark students as STAR teacher of the year, he is passionate about teaching with technology to help his students learn math through the use of multiple representations. He has presented at multiple conferences on technology use in the math classroom. In 2016, Mr. Wilson became an AP Reader for the AP Calculus BC exam.

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