# Tag Archives: Article

## Hidden Harmonies: The Life and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem

I was just reading an article at http://www.npr.org (yes, I am probably the only person who “reads” articles from National Public Radio) about a husband and wife team of mathematicians who have written a new book on the Pythagorean Theorem. It … Continue reading

## The Math of Tsunamis

While watching the news coverage of the terrible earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed, I was awed by the math possibilities. After a little research I found a few math resources for this “teachable moment”: -A new math … Continue reading

## Groundhog Day Data

Groundhog Day is right around the corner (February 2) so I thought I would do a little research to see if I could find some math activities and resources that are associated with the “holiday”: Groundhog Prediction Project – This … Continue reading

## Cyber Monday & Black Friday by the Numbers

Welcome back math educators! I hope you had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving! Christmas is right around the corner and most of us have about 17 days until the Winter Break. Our students may will be distracted by the merriment of … Continue reading

## 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

## 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

## 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