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Chances of getting a present!

After understanding the classic break a piece of spaghetti into three pieces and tell me the probability that I can create a triangle problem I was inspired to create this … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Student examples of Iteration in the complex plane.

The article that inspired this art is: “Iteration in the Complex Plane”, by Robin S. O’Dell was found in the April 2014 edition of Mathematics Teacher. My students are working on their own pieces … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Iteration in the complex plane

After being a math teacher for quite a while I finally broke down and became a member of NCTM. –long overdue– The first Mathematics Teacher that came to me had … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

History Included part 5 (Thales – Chapter 4)

I’m reading, “A History of Mathematics,” by Carl Boyer. I’m blogging about things that I think are interesting, things that I think we should teach, or areas where learning might … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Famous Math Problems in the Internet Age.

I am starting a new class at my high school next year called, “Advanced Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving.” I have gotten through the curriculum commission and also so far … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

History Included part 3 (Egypt-Chapter 2)

I’m reading, “A History of Mathematics,” by Carl Boyer. I’m blogging about things that I think are interesting, things that I think we should teach, or areas where learning might … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Geometry Probability

Find a and b so that the probability that a randomly thrown dart hitting Target I will be equal for both the circle and the washer (ring) surrounding it. Do … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Try your luck!

Geometric Probability – Just more practice with calculating area, or something more? I’m planning on playing a game in class with my students today. I’ll give them each a penny … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Magformers… more than meets the eye. (say like transformers theme song)

We got my son Gabe a set of Magformers for his 5th birthday. I played with them for awhile with him, helping him to make the vehicle ideas in the … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 3 Comments