After Tom’s mother drops Tom off at school, she has to stop at the drug store, the supermarket, and the post office before heading home.

]]>Specialist Lee Alejandre, who is 6 feet tall, had leave time from the Army, some of which he spent basking in the sun at Swarthmore College in a couple of different chairs:

dimension |
larger chair |
smaller chair |

width of seat | 57 3/4″ | 21″ |

length of arm | 80″ | 29 1/2″ |

front leg | 26 1/8″ | 9 1/2″ |

To appreciate the significance of this is to know that it was my interest in tessellations, the webpages I learned to write as a result of participating in a Math Forum Summer Institute and the interest those pages received, that helped me land my Math Forum job. In celebration, here are a few of my favorite photos of tessellations:

]]>I had a collection of five pennies. The dates on them were:

1996

1993

1987

1990

1994

After I added one more penny to my collection, the mean date changed.

]]>On Thanksgiving Thursday, Carissa ate some cranberries. The next day she couldn’t stop thinking about how good the cranberries were and ate seven more cranberries than she had eaten on Thursday.

Each day after that she ate seven more cranberries than the day before. By the following Wednesday night she had eaten a total of 161 cranberries for the whole week.

]]>**What do you notice in the video below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!**

What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

A square is drawn on a coordinate plane. The square is in the first quadrant and the sides of the square are parallel to the axis.

]]>A line is drawn from the origin that cuts the square into two sections whose areas are in a ratio of 2:1.

What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

]]>What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

A circus clown has 16 balloons. One half of the balloons are red. Half of the remaining balloons are blue. The rest are yellow.