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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TeachMeetGA

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 http://momath.org/ ) 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 msnbc.com http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39446333/ns/technology_and_science-science/ Some of the topics addressed are why the best team does not always have the best record and … Continue reading

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