Free Mentoring Opportunities
Mentor groups from Oregon, Utah, Rhode Island, and Missouri
will provide feedback to students who submit to the FunPoWs
that open on:
Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive
replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to
revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the
mentors will learn as well!
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Free 21-day access to Current Problems of the Week and the
Problems of the Week Library.
James Grime, the Singing Banana, calls himself a "mathematician,
juggler and comedy nerd--but not necessarily in that order."
Watch his YouTube videos for his presentations of mathematical
puzzles and problems, often illustrating famous theorems.
Read more about James, or follow his blog, Facebook, or Twitter
accounts, at his main site:
There you can also find out about his involvement with the
Enigma project, bringing the famous code machine to classrooms
in the UK and internationally:
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happenings, hot topics, and cool teaching ideas.
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Running the Numbers
In Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait (2006-2009),
Chris Jordan documents selected statistics about the United
States in visual format.
For instance, click on what looks like Seurat's masterpiece of
pointilism, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,
to reveal that Jordan has reproduced that painting out of
aluminum cans--106,000 of them, the number used every thirty
seconds in the United States. Similarly, zoom in on an image
of tree trunks by clicking it, and see that Jordan made it out
of 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags--the number used
in the US every hour.