Oh k8, my k8, has thrown down the gauntlet. Or in more modern day kid-speak, she asked you to “BRING IT ON!” (That’s Kate Nowak, for y’all.)
A while ago, she scoured every nook and corner online for videos teaching the binomial expansion, or for some ideas which make the teaching of it… well… not excruciatingly boring. Actual videos that didn’t make her want to stab her eyes out, they didn’t quite exist.
You have weeks to do it (deadline: May 27th). She’s offering some sort of t-shirt prize. I’ll sweeten the pot. If we get 7 or more video submissions, I’ll buy the winner a copy of that Lemov book that the New York Times article featured a few months ago (as long as you don’t live somewhere with crazy shipping costs). And if you own that (or don’t want it), I’ll buy you some insanely cool math book. Yes, this is my own money. No, I don’t know why I’m doing this, since I’m pretty poor.
So when Kate says “BRING IT ON!” I hope you enter so you can say “IT’S ALREADY BEEN BROUGHTEN!”
Also, if you have a math or math teacher blog and want to spread this around, that would be super duper awesome.