In Math Class: To Write is Right

“A picture says a thousand words” is a well-known statement and for the most part, true. Pictures can be interpreted in many ways.  Emojis, bitmojis, gifs, memes, snaps – they are all digital, pictorial expressions.  They are pictures that represent, or “say,” words. So, if our world is saturated with pictures, then where are all […]

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Book Review: A Slice of Pi

If you love math, you’ll love A Slice of Pi – All The Math You Forgot To Remember From School  by Liz Strachan.  It’s a great little reference book full of short vignettes and explanations on different historical references, famous theorems and proofs, and interesting explanations.  Strachan discusses topics that include: Fibonacci, Euclid, Binary Numbers, the […]

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You Down With WODB? Yeah You Know Me!

“Which One Doesn’t Belong?”  Sounds like a simple proposal, right?  When presented with a group of four similar “things,” is it truly easy to answer that question? Thanks to the following people, my classes were able to face this challenge: All of my amazing PLN at #MTBoS, Christopher Danielson (@Trianglemancsd), Mary Bourassa (@MaryBourassa), Alex Overwijk (@AlexOverwijk), […]

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A High School Teacher Experiences A Kindergarten Math Class

This morning, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Sandy Cohen Family Math Day, co-sponsored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers’ Association (NCMTA), of which I am a member, and the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NCAMS).  This year, the annual event featured about 80 presenters and about 300 participants engaging in mathematics […]

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Pi Day of the Century

Happy Pi Day!  Of course, this year’s Pi Day is the “Pi Day of the Century” because in a year that ends in ’15, the date reads: 3/14/15, the first five digits of pi.  I’m sure you’ve had some fun at 9:26:53 when the date and time read a total of 10 digits, instead of […]

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