Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween Numeracy

I know that many of us are in the middle of a chocolate and candy corn fueled whirlwind, but here are a few fun (numeric) facts about Halloween that you can share with your math students on Monday: $66.28 Amount the average … Continue reading

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Happy World Statistics Day!

According to United Press International (UPI), “the United Nations declared Oct. 20 as a day to celebrate the service provided by the global statistical system and to help raise public awareness and trust in official statistics”. Here are a couple … Continue reading

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If you are in the area you may want to check out this professional learning opportunity: TeachMeet Georgia is an organized (but informal) meeting (in the style of an unconference) for teachers to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights in … Continue reading

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D Avg Teen Sends Ovr 3,000 Txtz Per Mth! OMG!

There are several articles out today about a Neilson study that has some very interesting data:  The average teenager sends more than 3,000 texts per month. That’s more than six texts per waking hour. These articles would make for interesting reading … Continue reading

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Its OK to Play with Your Food in Math Class

MoMath (Museum of Mathematics ) has a great feature called Math Monday. One of my favorite activities presented in this feature is mathematical constructions with crackers. Here is an illustration of a 3-4-5 right triangle with Triscuit crackers: The number … Continue reading

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Math Fun with Infographics

Infographics are a great tool for engaging students in mathematics. Many mare appropriate for “warm-up” activities while others are useful for teaching a specific concept. Here are a few of my recent favorites: From the folks at State Farm (great … Continue reading

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The Math and Science of Baseball

Here is a great little article about the math and science within the game of baseball from the folks at Some of the topics addressed are why the best team does not always have the best record and … Continue reading

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