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!”
Mumble and Solve
Clap for Ideas
My kids have been enjoying the free version of Timez Attack, a fun, arcade-styled game to review multiplication facts.
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.
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!