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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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Gift wrap and symmetry

This is a time of year when many of us are running around frantically shopping for gifts. Caught up in ...
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Bagels, pretzels… cubical frames?

This year's Nobel Prize in physics brought into the limelight the subject of topology, which studies the property of figures ...
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Math Lesson from the Olympic Games

Among the myriad math lessons offered to us by the Olympic Games, here's one involving just the rings. I recently ...
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Lemon Square Math

Besides producing delicious lemon bars, this recipe for Classic Lemon Bars from the Food Network is also a great opportunity to think ...
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Math and Economics at the Farmers Market

There's still nothing like experiencing math in the context of of simple cash purchases. I say "still" because of the ...
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An exercise in modeling a real life tile pattern

At a recent stop at the Citadel Outlets, I came across a beautifully tiled wall by the water fountain: What ...
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Three sisters and their PJ’s

When I saw Grace, Sophie, and Chloe in their mismatched pajamas, a question immediately popped up: if there are 3 ...
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A prism of a bathroom sink

A trip to the ladies room of the Arclight Cinemas in the local mall revealed a somewhat unusually shaped sink ...
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