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Undead Mathematics

ImageMultiple Zombies, the second installment of the undead mathematics series is now available at the iTunes Book store. Get this book and the first installment, In Parts:Fractional Zombies, free for a limited time.

Both books are written for an audience of about 2-3rd grade. Multiple Zombies is specifically for those learning multiplication of numbers 0-10. As such, it introduces the concept of multiplication as addition of sets and includes practice problems tied to the evolving story. Each book requires an iOS or Mac device running iBooks to read and follows the story of two friends as they battle their way through a town suffering from a nasty case of zombies.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Another Semester Ends .. A quick note

Suddenly, the end of every semester rushes in surprising me with how little time is left to finish the material I wanted to cover. As with any semester, I could have used more time. Despite reaching the end of my syllabi, I could easily have used another week or more to fully cover that material for each class.

But done is done. All in all, I’d call it a good semester.

But what’s next?

My next semester brings a return of Microbiology, where I will again try to sit material from the front end of the course in order to have more time to cover immunology at the end.

I will also be teaching Ecology. This will be a first time for me doing this class, so I expect it to be interesting. My ideal is a discussion-based class where we do a bunch of reading, maybe watch a film or two and then talk through the big ideas. Because I expect us to spend a good amount of time talking about evolution, we will be reading Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution is True, and follow his blog for some spontaneous talk about evolution and related topics (like cats).

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HHMI’s Earth Viewer complements readings from Shubbin’s Your Inner Fish

In the meantime, I’ve been invited to speak on the use of technology in the classroom- featuring my use of the iPad to present an interactive handbook, apps that go along with course material, games (and/ or gamification) as learning tools and other online resources like HHMI, NobelPrize.org or iTunes Course Manager.

I look forward to the opportunity to find out what others are doing in this area and maybe even find collaborators to help put together even better materials.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Limited Time Promotion – 100% off

Until Sunday, my iBooks, The Thirteenth Labor of Heracles, In Parts and The Curse of Sisyphus are free in the iTunes Store. Click the titles for more information.

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Can I hez Brainz?!!!

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Curse of Sisyphus -Coming Soon to iTunes

ImageThe Curse of Sisyphus, from DownHouse Software is coming soon to iTunes.

Sisyphus’ is a tale of cleverness and cunning in which the malevolent King Sisyphus offends  and then repeatedly infuriates Zeus  until the King of the Gods is forced to personally curse Sisyphus to a punishment befitting his crimes: To slave beneath a stone, pushing it each day to the peak of a great mountain in the underworld and then have it come crashing down upon him, leaving him to repeat the task again … and again … and again, throughout eternity.

But Zeus has tried to hold Sisyphus captive before only to find that the clever human is not so easily trapped.

In this volume, Sisyphus taps into the vengeance of scorned brother, the wisdom of an oracle and the might of a demigod as he masters the rules governing gravitation and motion to escape his punishment.

Look for it in the iTunes book store this May.

 

Also, take a look at In Parts: A Tale of Fractional Zombies, free in the iTunes Bookstore now until Saturday!

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Bring Home a Zombie this Weekend

ImageIn Parts: A Tale of Fractional Zombies is available for iPad for free this weekend. Download a copy now from the iTunes book store.

Zombies in the Schoolyard!

Panic?!   No, it’s a great opportunity for two students to get some real-world experience in working with fractions.

 

In Parts tells the story of a zombie attack and how the teachers and students rise to the occasion to save their school. Help dispatch the zombie threat one part at a time. 1/4 … 2/4 … 3/4 … 4/4!

 

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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DownHouse Software Announces Release of a new iBook

hallway zombieZombies in the Schoolyard!

Panic?!   No, it’s a great opportunity for two students to get some real-world experience in working with fractions.

In Parts tells the story of a zombie attack and how the teachers and students rise to the occasion to save their school. Help dispatch the zombie threat one part at a time. 1/4 … 2/4 … 3/4 … 4/4!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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CDC Urges Preparedness for Zombie Attack!

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Click Here For the CDC’s Zombie Preparedness Page

Coming Soon from DownHouse Software

DownHouse Software announces the coming release of the new eBook, “In Part: A Tale of Fractional Zombies.” This is the story of a zombie attack on an elementary school where children in the math class are learning fractions – Hey Zombies are Fractions!  – What a perfect opportunity to put their new skills to work in the real world.

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In Part… A Tale of Fractional Zombies – coming soon

 

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