Category Archives: problems

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

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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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KAFDOC

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 self-disciplined with my writing and learning, so hopefully this summer sees many more posts. … Continue reading

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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

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