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Math Class and Comics Blogs
It’s that time of year again: For those in school, the fall semester is in full-swing and approaching the stretch where the winter holiday season doesn’t seem quite on the horizon. If you’re anything like me (averse to cold weather … Continue reading
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On Mathematical Superpowers and Black History Month
“Which MATHEMATICAL superpower would you prefer?” Ben Orlin asked on his Math with Bad Drawings blog. He offered readers three superpower options: super approximation, or “the ability to immediately answer any numerical question to within 20% accuracy,” super visualization, or … Continue reading
Prepare to Be Nerdsniped
You have a lot of bags, and you want to store them by stuffing all of them into one of the bags. For n bags, how many ways are there to do this? I’ve spent a good amount of time … Continue reading
Posted in K-12 Mathematics, Math Education Tagged combinatorics, education, fun problems, nerdsniping, thinking in math class 2 Comments
Celebrating the Grandmothers of STEM
It’s not strictly mathematical, but Grandma Got STEM is one of my favorite blogs. It’s a collection of stories about grandmothers and other older women who have or had careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Win at Math!
As the end of the semester draws near, I find myself looking for quick ways to procrastinate. And playing a little game won’t take up that much time, right? Like, say, we could play a friendly game of Tic-Tac-Toe… (Courtesy … Continue reading
Posted in Recreational Mathematics Tagged education, game theory, games 2 Comments