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Category Archives: Math Games
Computing π with Billiards (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part IV)
In honor of this past Monday being Pi day, I thought I would post a special mathematical oddity/riddle related to calculating π. Many of you may be familiar with the famous Buffon’s needle problem, in which π is estimated by … Continue reading
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Tagged Billiards, geometry, math games, pi, riddle
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Hats, Parties, and Driving Cars (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part III)
Hi, and happy (late) new year! The holidays are drawing to a close (or have already closed) and classes are starting (or have already started). In case you don’t want to think about all of that, here are some more … Continue reading
How to change the Traditional Mathematics Teaching from the MemorizationBased Method to InteractiveBased Method
During my Calculus II teaching in Fall 2015 at Washington State University (WSU), several students told me that “Volumes” is one of the most difficult topics in Calculus II, and they also told me “it is difficult to apply what we learned … Continue reading
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Tagged Math Education, Math Teaching and Learning, Teaching Advice
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Math Puzzles/Riddles, Part II
Hi! For this month, we have two new math problems/riddles, once again posted without solutions (in order to encourage discussion). Have fun!
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A Few Math Riddles
Hello, and welcome! I wanted to make my first post for this blog about something light, so I thought I would share three of my favorite “overthedinnertable” math riddles/problems. These are all in the folklore, but you might not have … Continue reading
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