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The Coolest New Thing on the Internet

Two brief announcements. First, the coolest new thing on the internet. This is an interactive update to the old powers of 10 video, and the kind of thing you can spend a lot of time trying to get your brain … Continue reading

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Wolfram, computer-based math, “and making maths beautiful”

I’ve had Conrad Wolfram on my mind for some time. He gave a TED talk on computer-based math a while back, and just gave an updated talk at Learning Without Frontiers. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsWKyFg9IdM His premise is challengingly obvious: … Continue reading

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Math Pickle

There are a lot of great websites on math education, but some really stand out. I’m happy to report a new one which promises to be an incredible resource: mathpickle.com. In particular, Dr. Gord–who runs the site–has produced some beautiful … Continue reading

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Revisiting a Beautiful Puzzle on a 5 by 5 grid

Hi Everyone! We’ve been away for the holidays, but back now, and looking forward to diving back into the deep end. While we’re gearing up, I thought I’d share a quick link to a lovely puzzle without words of James … Continue reading

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Paper folding record broken!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/05/143150449/record-folders-54-000-feet-of-paper-13-folds-one-new-standard James Tanton and his students just broke the paper folding record! Follow the link for the story!

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Math for Love activities in January

Lots in development for January, so here goes: We’re offering circles and classes all over town for kids grade K – 10, including a class for K-1 children and their parents at the Robinson Center (Nurturing the Math Instinct), and … Continue reading

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Math Salons scheduled, plus a great new look at vast amounts of dollars

Happy post-Thanksgiving! To all Seattlites looking for a math-rich event for kids, we’ve finally got some Math Salons on the calendar, starting in January. Interested in joining us? Just rsvp, and we’ll see you there. In other news, Randall Munroe … Continue reading

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The Dr Square Puzzle

One of my students yesterday shared an idea with me that he had kicking around in his head for a while, which he called continued multiplication. Essentially, he used the steps in a multiplication process as an iterative process to … Continue reading

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Two great, idiosyncratic problem sources online

Two problems have been floating around in my head lately, and it’s only fair to share them, and let you know where I got them. Imagine this: You have four bottles of liquid. One of the bottles contains a poison … Continue reading

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“Nothing is more attractive to me than a muddled domain awaiting its first theory. I feel most at home with a jumble of glittering data and the feeling that they might be fitted together for the first time into some … Continue reading

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