June 12, 2009
With a ‘pentad’ of little kids running around my house, math works best as a game in our family. What do you need to play some interesting math games? Read on . . .
A Deck of Cards
A Few Magic Tricks
You know those illusions on the back of cereal boxes where your eyes trick you into thinking two identical objects aren’t? Well, Pat Ballew has a very interesting post on the subject, including links to video and some java applets that let you play with and manipulate the shapes. Check it out: Fool me once, Fool me Everytime? posted at Pat’sBlog.
Oh, yeah, and some Instructions
Erin suggests contacting textbook companies and their websites for free quality math practice material. Also, teachers often have resources they are willing to lend, including extra practice books from the textbook companies. Check out the article:Note from the Teacher: Free Tutoring posted at Note from the Teacher.
And if you’ve ever been curious about how many ways people have figured out how to multiply numbers together, you’ll enjoy Ξ (Heather)’s article, The First Bunch of Ways to Multiply posted at 360. Maybe I’ll teach a few to my kids. I can hear them groaning already. . . maybe if I make it into a game of Rummy
And to make your game a little more interesting:
Some Silver, or Gold
I hope you enjoyed the carnival and help spread the word. If you have an interesting blog post on math for K-12, we’d love to see it in the next carnival coming June 26th at the Homeschool Math Blog. Submit your article here.
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