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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gift wrap and symmetry

This is a time of year when many of us are running around frantically shopping for gifts. Caught up in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...