You may have noticed the #powplanet hashtag on Twitter. It’s advertising a new collaboration between the Math Forum and Mrs. Tinashe Blanchet. Students around the world will be tweeting and blogging and sharing their problem solving, and discussing each others’ work. If you’d like to get your students involved, you can email us to learn more about the project.

Eating Contest

After watching the famous hot dog eating contest at Coney Island this summer, four kids decided to have their own contest to see who could eat the most green beans in five minutes.

Caleb ate an impressive number of beans, but Josh ate eight more than Caleb did. Elsie ate fifteen fewer than twice as many as Caleb did. Sol’s total was thirty more than half of Caleb’s.