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Infographics: Magic Beans & The Fries that Bind Us

We all know that McDonald’s and Starbucks can be found everywhere–but just how far is their global reach? Click here to view two great infographics with much math teaching potential and a great deal of student engagement.

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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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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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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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My Love of Wordle

One of my favorite web tools is Wordle (www.wordle.net). According to their website: “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source … Continue reading

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