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Family Math With The Lawlers
When I watch videos of Mike Lawler teaching math to his sons it makes me want to be a better teacher. Lawler, a mathematician by training and former academic, started Mikesmathpage to chronicle his lessons in homeschooling his kids, and … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education Tagged Mike Lawler, Mikesmathpage 2 Comments
Searching For Einstein
No, not Einstein. We’re searching for einstein. Literally “ein Stein,” which translated from German means “one stone.” The one stone we’re looking for is a very special type of tile which, when repeated, can cover an infinite floor without leaving … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged hexagonal tiling, Michael Rao, Mikesmathpage, pentagonal tiling, tilings 8 Comments
Fold Your Way to Glory
Yesterday, I led a meeting of a Teachers’ Math Circle about the fold and cut theorem. This theorem says any region with a polygonal boundary can be folded and cut from a sheet of paper using only one cut. I … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts Tagged erik demaine, fold and cut theorem, joel david hamkins, kate owens, katie steckles, math teachers circle, Mike Lawler, Mikesmathpage, numberphile, origami Comments Off on Fold Your Way to Glory
Awesome K-12 Math Teachers Exist! And they have blogs.
I sometimes get tired of hearing about how “teachers (meaning K-12 teachers) just don’t understand this or that, or won’t try doing something new,” or are deficient in some way or another. We often advise teachers to let go of … Continue reading