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Fun with e
Found a fun problem via facebook last week: find a set of whole numbers that add up to 25, and maximize the product of these numbers. It’s such a fun little puzzle that I won’t give away the solution here. … Continue reading
Mystery of the Missing Hummus
Mmmmm…. edamame hummus, two delicious flavors in one perfect cylindrical container. 8 ounces of goodness. Well this is alarming. Couldn’t they fill it all the way? How much hummus am I missing? Wait, that’s cheating! Time to put on your … Continue reading
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This post replies to the prompt, “What is one goal you have for the first week of school?” from Sam Shah et. al.’s New Blogger Intitiative. [Apologetic Opener] It’s been a while since I wrote a good blog post, and … Continue reading
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The Garden Problem
For the beginning of the school year I wanted a short module to review and extend ideas about linear functions. Simultaneously the module should involve students in working together and looking for patterns. Well I found something that worked pretty … Continue reading
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a fun fractions problem!
Well, it’s been a million years since the last post, but I’ll spare any readers the doleful reasons. I’m trying to figure out how to be selfdisciplined with my writing and learning, so hopefully this summer sees many more posts. … Continue reading
The Q*Bert Problem
Ah, new year, new math toys. This time I finally fulfilled my math teacher imperative for cubes, figure 1. I had some ideas about what I wanted to do: something simple involving triangular numbers. But with the cubes, I knew … Continue reading