May 15, 2009

## Welcome to the 7th edition of Math Teachers at Play.

I thought I’d stir a little language into our math carnival this time with a few **Onomatopoeias** – a big word I thought was pretty fun in grade school. (I did have to look up how to spell it, though)

Onomatopoeias are words that sound like their meaning. Just think, ‘Batman fighting a villian’ words: Bam, Pop, Blast!

And I was inspired a bit by **Pat Ballew’s** obvious fascination with math words in his article: Left Angles and Language Reversals posted at Pat’sBlog. “Ahh, the hazards of Geometry. What it is depends on WHERE you are.”

*Snip* and Learn

**Denise** presents Quilt: What Can You Do with This? posted at Let’s play math!, saying, “How could you use this image as a springboard to doing math? What questions would you ask? What concepts would you try to get across? What would you follow it with? Please comment!”

**Devorah** writes about Math and Crafts on SquidKnits when her children scramble through some math in designing play costumes and using graph paper for sweater patterns.

*Mumble *and Solve

**Jason Dyer** presents Plat Diviseur (Fractions on a plate) posted at The Number Warrior. He says, “Simple questions about a French plate lead to a complex lesson.”

Solve the latest Monday Math Madness by **Daniel **at BlinkDagger and win a prize.

*Clap *for Ideas

**Zac** give tips on How to Understand Math Formulas posted at SquareCircleZ.

**Maria** gives some tips on teaching long division to kids with Dyslexia, posted at Homeschool Math Blog.

My kids have been enjoying the free version of Timez Attack, a fun, arcade-styled game to review multiplication facts.

*Buzz*ing Brain

**Vlorbik on Math Ed** presents Buy Conditionally posted at Community College Calculus

**John Cook** presents Connecting Fibonacci and geometric sequences — The Endeavour posted at The Endeavour.

**Sam Shah** presents My Exponential Function Unit posted at Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere. He asks his kids if they would rather have a million dollars every day in the month, or $1 the first day, $2 the second, $4 the third, etc. Read his article to find the answer.

**SK19** starts a series explaining square roots on SK19Math.

*Crack *the books

**Meaghan Montrose** presents Effective Learning Strategies and Study Skills Part 3 posted at TutorFi.

**Alvaro Fernandez** presents 10% Students may have working memory problems: Why does it matter? posted at SharpBrains, saying, “In screening of over 3000 school-aged students, 1 in 10 was identified as having working memory difficulties. Why does this matter?”

I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Math at Play Blog Carnival! Click here to check out past editions and submit new articles for future ones.

Keep playing math!

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