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Playful Invitations: A Tour
Playful Invitations: Inspiring Ways to Teach Early Mathematics, is a blog written by Dorie Ranheim. Its goal is “to inspire parents, caregivers, and educators of preschool children to intentionally teach math using natural materials.” By using “loose parts”, backyards, playgrounds, … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Math Education, planet math, Recreational Mathematics, Sustainability, Uncategorized
Tagged Blog, Dorie Ranheim, early childhood, math, nature, Playful Invitations
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Mean Green Math Blog: A Tour
The Mean Green Math Blog: Explaining the whys of mathematics is a blog by Dr. John Quintanilla, a professor of mathematics at the University of North Texas (UNT). It has been around since 2013, and its name, ‘Mean Green’, is an … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, K12 Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Math Education, people in math, Popular Culture
Tagged Blog on Math Blogs, Engaging students, John Quintanilla, math, math education, Mean Math Blog, Popular Culture
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Fractal Kitty Blog: A Tour
Fractal Kitty: Making Sense of the Abstract, is a blog created by Sophia Wood and edited by her daughter, where she shares an assortment of fantastic math content. What caught my attention was the great number of math illustrations … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Blogs, Math Communication, Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Publishing in Math, women in math
Tagged animations, art, Blog on Math Blogs, Cats, Comics, Fractal Kitty, interview, math, math education, Sophia Wood, Women In Math
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Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog: A Tour
Dr. Tanya Khovanova is a mathematician whose research interests lie in recreational mathematics, combinatorics, probability, geometry, number theory. Currently, she is a Lecturer and PRIMES Head Mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In To Count the Natural Numbers, … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, people in math, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged Blog on Math Blogs, blogs, math, mathematics, Penney's Games, PRIMES STEP, Recreational Mathematics, Set TicTacToe, Tanya Khovanova
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Resources for People Who Wanna Present Stuff Good and Do Other Stuff Good Too
Presentations are hard. You’ve been thinking about something for a long time, and you can get tunnel vision. What do you mean, everyone looking at your poster or going to your talk doesn’t already know why you care about the … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Math Communication
Tagged conferences, math, math communication, presentations
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It’s Not a Trick, It’s an Illusion
I’ve stumbled on the Best Illusion of the Year Contest a few times, but this is the first year I’ve thought about the illusions mathematically. Dave Richeson wrote two posts about this illusion by Kokichi Sugihara, one of the top … Continue reading
Posted in Recreational Mathematics
Tagged Dave Richeson, math, mathematics, optical illusions
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Picture This!
I doubt I’m the only person who sees the front cover of a math book or a conference poster and wants to know more about the picture. That’s why I was excited that when the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math
Tagged Anna Seigal, applied topology, cat pictures, graduate school, math, mathematics, Rachael Boyd
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Enchanted
There are only 12 posts on Jim Propp’s blog Mathematical Enchantments so far, and they are all superb. Propp is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and his blog is different from a lot of blogs I read. … Continue reading
Posted in Math Communication
Tagged Fermat's Last Theorem, Jim Propp, math, mathematical enchantments, mathematics
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How Math Can Help You Avoid Talking about Politics at the Holidays
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure your wonderful family is the exception, but sometimes holiday dinner conversations can veer into unpleasant territory. If you don’t have Adele to bail you out, math blogs are here to help. (When your only tool is a … Continue reading
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Tagged holiday math, holidays, linkfest, math, mathematics
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