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Human Calculator level on World Math Day competition!
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
Past year’s DNA projects in the science classroom.
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.
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
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
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
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
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