Mathagogy's Nine Newest
Mathagogy is back!
New pairings of "mathematics + pedagogy" rolled out last week
organized around nine themes:
change and justice
resilience and understanding
video and ability
critique and inquiry
computers and thinking
creativity and beauty
practice and memory
grit and mindset
visualization and gaming
Each theme pairs a video and an article. Speakers include Sir
Ken Robinson, Dan Meyer, Sal Khan, and Michael Pershan. The
accompanying essays come from Jo Boaler, Paul Lockhart, Daniel
Willingham, and James Gee, among other authors.
Mathagogy first appeared in these pages shortly after it came
online last June. With this recent release, creator Peps
Mccrea, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the
University of Brighton (UK), now also offers portfolio space
online to compose "think-pieces" that respond to tasks for
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"From 'Women's Walkway' I have actually learnt so many things
and the most interesting thing was that Women's Walkway had a
relationship with fractional parts. At first, I used the sheet
that Mr. Booth printed out. However, when I got the idea of
folding the walkway in half, I only had to color the 1/2, so
that when I just find the number of the half, I can just do
'times two' and get the answer of the full area."
- Seeun, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
What has zero volume ... infinite surface area ... and levels
on four continents?
By folding up over a million business cards, volunteers from
around the world have been assembling Menger
sponges — fractals that resemble a cube with a square section
cut through the center in each of its three directions.
Successive levels of Menger sponges will come together the week
of 20-26 October, in conjunction with the Martin Gardner Global
Celebration of Mind (CoM) Gatherings.
Follow the fun on Twitter with the hashtag #megamenger — or
join in by downloading instructions and contacting your nearest
MegaMenger build site, of which the U.S. already has fifteen.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"That's easily the coolest flyer I've ever had my name on. :)"
- Michael, tweeted to @MFAnnie @maxmathforum
Pure Numbers Daily Blog
The Pure Numbers Daily Blog posts a new equation out of the
individual numerals in the date, such as
10.14.13, the last Ada Lovelace Day
(1 + 0) * 1 * 4 = 1 + 3
1 + 0 = 14 - 13
10 = (1 * 4) + (1 * 3!)
6.15.13, the Math Forum's 21st birthday
6 + 1 = 5 - 1 + 3
6 = 1 + 5 = 1 * 3!
6 / (1 + 5) = 1^3
3.14.13, the only palindromic Pi Day this century
3! = (|1 - 4| * 1) + 3
3 = |1 - 4| = 1 * 3
3 - 1 + 4 = 1 * 3!
Search for past dates back to 10.11.12 — when the blog began,
two years ago ... tomorrow!
To submit your own equations or suggest an idea for a future