Tag Archives: math resource

The Ruler Game

Occaisonally I get the opportunity to work with CTE teachers on imbedding higher-level mathematics into their content. Their biggest complaint is that students do not know how to read a ruler. A colleague of mine (Leslie Carson of SREB) told me about … Continue reading

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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

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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

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100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is fast approaching. It generally falls in January or February — depending on when your school year started. Whenever it happens in your school, here are a few of my favorite activities that I have collected to … Continue reading

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2000 vs. 2010

Welcome to a new decade! How much has the world changed in the last ten years? This is  an infographic from io9.com (http://io9.com/5720871/2000-vs-2010-how-the-world-has-changed) that is a great source of data that can be used in the mathematics classroom. How old were your … 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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