Summer Math Loss

Summer Math Loss – How to Fight It and Prepare for the Coming School Year

Ah, summer. For kids, it’s the greatest time of year. No school, no multiplication tables, no scheduled break times. Just ...
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Lemon Zest and the Surface Area of a Sphere

I was recently asked to bring a cake to a reception on very short notice. Luckily, I found this recipe for Olive ...
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Is Geometry the Unsung Hero of Mathematics Instruction?

“Geometry will draw the soul toward truth and create the spirit of philosophy.”—Plato. There is a widening gap between the ...
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Geometiles at the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Last week the first ever Julia Robinson Mathematics Festiva l was held in San Diego. What a great event celebrating ...
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3 common classroom challenges and suggestions for handling them

If you are going to coach a math club, it is likely that you will come across at least some of ...
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STEAM powered Math Club

I found out first hand how important art instruction is for teaching math from some of our math competitions. When there ...
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In the footsteps of Archimedes: celebrating Pi day

Nowadays, thanks to modern day computers, we have instant access to the approximation of π (the ratio of a circle's circumference ...
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Math Club Materials: academic programs and competitions

Let's say you do decide to hold competitions in your math club. What are your options? Much of this depends ...
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Math Club Materials: recreational math

Whether you decide to hold competitions in your math club or not, recreational math materials are an important component of ...
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Math Club staff: the parent volunteers

The success of our math club was largely due to the outstanding teamwork of our diverse group of parent volunteers ...
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To compete or not to compete: that is the question

When I first became the coach of our math club, I was not sure if math competitions were a good idea ...
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Geometry Installation by Hybycozo and Truncation

I was fortunate enough to visit downtown Los Angeles just in time to see this beautiful geometry installation by Hybycozo ...
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