Monthly Archives: December 2011


The day before a long, holiday break requires careful planning if you actually want to get something meaningful accomplished.  I try to seize these times as opportunities to show students something mathematically new and novel.  Typically, this time of year, … Continue reading

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Kids are curious!

My 6-year-old son is fascinated by numbers.  He quantifies EVERYTHING.  I found an old scientific calculator in a drawer this weekend, and gave it to him.  Immediately, he started grilling me… “Mom, do YOU know what 80 times 80 is? … Continue reading

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Box Mountain

Our district recently purchased new laptops for students to use.  I stopped by the classroom where the laptops were being stored and unpacked and was taken aback by the voluminous mountain of cardboard boxes.  Immediately, I snapped a picture, knowing … Continue reading

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