# Tag Archives: teaching

## February 18 – Graveyard

Decomposition Graveyard at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. We stumbled upon this while walking around the ponds near school. I didn’t know that it takes 3-4 years for a banana to decompose! I guess now is the time to tout … Continue reading

## February 3 – Math Olympiad 4

Another Math olympiad test today. This 4th grader is trying to figure out how many combinations of four different counting numbers will sum up to the number 15.

## January 30 – Science Fair Redux

Random shot of a family at the Science Fair today. My husband judged the top 8 seventh graders and I judged the top 8 eighth graders. Top 8th grade projects (and I’m writing this from memory after observing 8 presentations! … Continue reading

## January 27 – Kenken

I’ve still got a horrific cold, so today for my after-school math club I thought we’d talk about prime factorization then I’d teach them to do Kenken. Ken supposedly means wisdom, so Kenken is wisdom squared or square wisdom. My … Continue reading

## january 14 – Math Olympiad test

Each week Another parent and I work with 4th – 6th grade students and Math Olympiad problems. This week they had a test. The most challenging problem involved finding the ones digit of a number with 50 factors of 7. … Continue reading

## January 10 – Friedman's got half an idea

I had hoped to get a photo of the year’s “largest” moon last night, but the weather simply didn’t cooperate! How about a post instead? _______________ Tax Cuts for Teachers Thomas Friedman speaks out for science and math education. Read … Continue reading

## January 9 – Time for a new degree

Exciting day! Turned in my graduate school application to UNC today. Looking at: Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Emphasis in Middle Level Mathematics Teaching Anyone have any thoughts? I see Kaplan University offers a similar program, all online. _______________ … Continue reading