Welcome to the May 20, 2011 edition of Math Teachers at Play. Before beginning the carnival, let us have some interesting facts about 38.
- The sum of the squares first three primes
- The number of years it took the Israelites to travel from Kadesh Barnea to the Zered valley in Deuteronomy
- There number of surviving plays written by William Shakespeare
- The atomic number of strontium
- Thirty seven and 38 are the first pair of consecutive positive integers not divisible by any of their digits.
ARITHMETIC AND EARLY LEARNING
Susan Carpenter has an excellent way to introduce algebraic thinking to kids; that is, to search for patterns in her blog Our Classroom Blog: One More Math Post posted at Our Classroom Blog. I really like this one. It’s highly recommended for teachers.
Caroline Mukisa features the results of the Maths Insider Times Tables survey in This is What You Told Me About Learning the Times Tables posted at Maths Insider.
ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY
Denise, the organizer of Math Teachers at Play, takes us back to Euclid’s time
ABOUT TEACHING MATH
Fëanor has a fun and interesting way to teach children prime numbers at Teaching Prime Numbers to Children posted at Math Blog.
Glen Creswell presents his experiences in homeschooling and teaching kids mathematics in Understanding Math posted at Parentella. If the parents is as good as Glen in teaching math, then he can definitely home school.
Dan presents Squares of Differences: subtraction practice toward a greater purposeposted at math for love, saying, “Squares of differences are a great puzzle, a motivator of arithmetic practice, and a springboard to some very deep, elegant ideas in mathematics.”
Sol Lederman has new blog with simple examples of Mathematica code, well explained, and in the context of neat projects. Check out his Monte Carlo bell curve posted at Playing With Mathematica.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Math Teachers at Play using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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