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When will we ever use this?

A couple of weeks ago, this comic showed up on xkcd.<p>Forgot Algebra<p>As a math teacher, I can relate to the sentiment of this comic. People regularly …

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Math Class

It is a time of caps, gowns, and tassel turning as children, youth, and adults graduate from everything from preschools to institutions of higher education. Graduation is a time of reflection and hopeful envisioning. The conferring of a degree acknowledges one's learning in classes from English to …

Articles, Podcasts, Math Puzzles

Recently, I was listening to an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast entitled, “Alan Alda Wants Us to Have Better Conversations.” The episode details …

Free dynamic activities to use in your mathematics lessons.

The following ideas for extending this topic require the full version of Autograph.<p>Idea 1 – Perpendicular Bisector<p>The Autograph page shows a possible …

Introducing algebra- consecutive numbers addition puzzle

Here’s are really good way of introducing algebra and getting across the idea of what a variable is. The pdf slides that you can use on the …

Square Large Numbers in Your Head Quickly

Quick: What's 192...without your calculator? (361.) Squaring complex, two-digit numbers in your head isn't that difficult if you know a simple trick, …

Geometry Playground Exhibition

Shapes fitting together to make patterns, and spaces divided into patterns of shapes.<p>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash …

Sizing Science: The Geometry of M&Ms

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Geometry<br>Mathematics<br>Shapes<br>Dimensions<br>Volume<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Has an adult ever caught you munching on candy and asked, "How much candy have you …

Recreational and Educational Value of Math Puzzles

Professors Dani Novak and David Rosenthal of Ithaca College have created a similar puzzle called OkiDoku and used it to make learning math an …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …

Books

Casey Anthony reaches settlement with searchers for her 2-year-old

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted in the 2008 killing of her 2-year-old daughter, has reached a settlement with a search and rescue organization that spent $100,000 looking for her missing daughter, the group's lawyer said on Monday.<p>Anthony was acquitted in 2011 of the …

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week<p>Memorization, not rationalization. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on …

For zombie kids: Children’s book on how to hunt brains