Math and Multimedia Carnival 17 and the November Carnivals

For those who are avid readers of  mathematics and mathematics teaching,  the November 2011  edition of the Mathematics Carnivals are now live for your reading pleasure.

2010 Carnevale in Venice - the lovely Yasmine Lefrebvre checking out her reflection (P1000684a)

The Math and Multimedia Carnival 17  is now live at Mathematics for Teaching. The next edition will be hosted by Love of Learning Services and will be posted on December 19.

The Mathematics Teachers at Play 44 is also live at Nucleus Learning and the Carnival of Mathematics 83 is also live  at Teach Beside Me.

You can also visit my Mathematics Page to view the complete list of mathematics articles.

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You can support the carnivals by hosting and by sharing. If you are interested to host the Math and Multimedia Carnival, you can email me. .

You can also host the Math Teachers at Play Carnival by contacting Denise or the Carnival of Mathematics by emailing Mike.

Understanding the Multiplication Principle

Amanda went shopping and bought three blouses (red, yellow, violet) and 2 skirts (blue,  green) as treat for herself for her birthday. The first thing she did when she got home was tried on the skirts and blouses. Question: In how many ways can she wear them?

Skirt and Multiplication Principle

This problem can be easily answered by pairing each blouse to the two skirts. The red blouse can be paired with the blue or the green skirt. This is also similar to the yellow and violet blouses.

The pairing above can also be represented using a tree diagram as shown below. For each blouse, we can pair 2 skirts. Since there are three blouses, there are 3(2) = 6 possible ways to wear them. » Read more

November 2011 Week 4 Post List

Good morning and Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers.  I, myself, have a lot of things to be thankful this year.  God is indeed faithful.

Anyway, here’s the summary of posts for this week.

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