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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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Here’s an idea: start a Math Club at your school!

Parents often ask me advice on how to expose their children to math concepts outside of what is being taught ...
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