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Mystery Scientist 2017 03 19

March 19th, 2017 by Math Tricks | 1 Comment | Filed in Mystery Scientists

Can you name this mystery scientist?


He was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.   He was thought to be the first person to maintain that one can use of reason to develop the natural sciences.  You can thank him for the coordinate system that we often use today.  Also, among many other accomplishments, he made philosophical arguments for the existence of God.




Free Stuff for Teachers

March 16th, 2017 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Free Stuff

I know it is seriously difficult to have everything you need to teach class.  Budgets are tight, and money is scarce.  Well, I hope to help by providing a list of free stuff sites – specifically free stuff for math and science teachers.  This list is my no means comprehensive, so if you know of any other sites, please let me know!

Free Stuff for Teachers

NIDA Posters Free Poster “Brain Power! The Nida Junior Scientist


Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play.


Flinn Scientific Free First-Year Teacher’s Survival Kit


Maplesoft Posters – Free Math and Engineering Posters


NIGMS provides free publications in PDF, HTML, E-PUB and print formats. Topics include cell biology, genetics, chemistry, structural biology, computational biology and pharmacology.


Free Rulers if you are an educator


FREE Switch DVD – free DVD on Energy


NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers


If you see any broken links, please let me know – thanks!