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Archive for March 14th, 2014

Thought of the Day: “As teachers, we must continue to re-engineer our curriculum, experiment with new and different methods of delivering course content, and bring emerging technologies into our classrooms.”

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As teachers, we must continue to re-engineer our curriculum, experiment with new and different methods of delivering course content, and bring emerging technologies into our classrooms.

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March 14th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Happy Pi Day! Using Excel as a Music Synthesizer

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As some of my nerd friends know, today is Pi Day. (3.14)  (Of course next year will be the BIG celebration because it will be 3.14.15!)

This year I was talking with my older daughter about how music and Pi are quite related, since all sound are waves, and waves are based on sine waves, and sine waves are based upon Pi…  So I wanted to show her (and also my students) how to create a formula in Excel for a wave, and how to graph it and then convert it to music.

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March 14th, 2014 at 9:27 am