Motivating Students in a High School Online Math Course – Final Video

First of all, I want to apologize for the sound quality of this video.  The computer it was recorded on has a terrible microphone.

Also, there are some references that got left out of the video so I wanted to add them here.

All of the animations were made using

Geometer’s Sketchpad was used for the animated math graphics.  Each activity was a free download from  and

The photo of John Keller was borrowed from his website

TI-NSpire. (2015). If a Tree Falls. Retrieved from

Wood, R. (2010, May 18). Tree Errors [YouTube video]. Retrieved


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  1. I suppose I should probably list all of my references.

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