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Thanksgiving Mathematics

Many of you have only two days of school next week and your students will surely be thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few Thanksgiving/Math ideas to weave into your lessons: The Marathon Meal (http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2008/1/28/the-marathon-meal.html): I have posted … 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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Calculus Can Be Funny!

Math video clips are great tools to increase student engagement. Unfortunately there are not as many good clips for upper-level classes as there are for Algebra 1 and general math. Here is a favorite of mine that is always a big hit … Continue reading

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Math Snacks: Do you like fish?

I love using short, witty video clips as an engagement tool for teaching math. This clip by Math Snacks is my new FAVORITE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVuJMBqfnm0 A learner’s guide, a teaching guide and video downloads for the iPod can be found here: … Continue reading

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What is Paige reading?

Well…I am in the middle of Eat, Pray, Love on CD (I spend countless hours on the road) but tonight I picked-up the most interesting book at Books-A-Million: Easy as Pi: The countless ways we use numbers everyday by Jamie … Continue reading

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