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5/30/2015 Taking a Long Break, Perhaps! Important Note: The website MathNEXUS was created in August...
3/8/2015 Pi Daze 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494...
3/1/2015 Proof vs. Poof Many, many years ago, when teaching math for the first time...
2/22/2015 Enticing Nuggets In The World of Primes Last week I mentioned two new math discoveries, one involvi...
2/15/2015 Two New Math Discoveries The internet is overflowing with new math discoveries. The ...
2/8/2015 Happy Valentine's Day: Early 1900's When you open the cover of the little green book, it read...
1/25/2015 Math Chat 3! University students, preparing to become math teachers, kep...
1/18/2015 Seattle Seahawks Defeat Packers 28-22 And there continues to be math lurking here amidst the ce...
1/11/2015 Seattle Seahawks Defeat Carolina 31-17 And there is math to be found here amidst the celebration...
1/4/2015 Biggest Math Stories--2014? As each New Year begins, it is fitting to look back at th...
12/14/2014 Some Responses...But Do You Agree? A young math teacher writes: "One question that come...
11/30/2014 A Plea For Help--
NO ONE HAS RESPONDED YET!
For 35 years I have worked as a mathematics teacher educato...
11/23/2014 A Big Change: / to . I expect few of you associate Tuesday, June 13, 2000 with a...
11/16/2014 A Circlet of Math Demons In 1975, Stephen Lowell published the small pamphlet 154 De...
11/9/2014 Two New Resources Being Offered....FREE I have created two new websites that complement MathNEX...
10/26/2014 Some Statistics Posed For Thought Continuing with last week's effort, I also have an overflow...
10/19/2014 Catch-up On Math Lint Unfortunately, I have an overflowing surplus of content for...
10/12/2014 Heads I Win, Tails You Lose! Past columns in MathNEXUS have discussed the coin-tossing e...
10/5/2014 Allow Time.... One of the best aspects of teaching mathematics is watching...
9/21/2014 It's Almost October....
Northwest Math Conference Time!
The 53nd Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference will be he...
9/14/2014 MathNEXUS is Back......ala Jack Nicholson! Welcome back...and MathNEXUS is back for its Year Ten as we...
6/1/2014 Triple-Twisted Möbius and Ant Foraging Two recent news stories that involve mathematics...yes, des...
5/25/2014 Doing Math: Humans vs. Animals? The headine of the May (2014) edition of the Vox.com read &...
5/18/2014 Do You Know.... In the January/February (2014) issue of the magazine Discov...
5/11/2014 Perceived Realities Rule...Unfortunately Let me begin with a true story as I remember it. A close fr...
5/4/2014 A Worry Solved Too Late A mathematics test is to occur in a classroom. On the stude...
4/27/2014 Standing Ovations For Doing Mathematics? Have you ever see a math teacher or a mathematician ever re...
4/20/2014 An Exercise: Philosophical or Mathematical? Visualize or draw a triangle.... . ........Got it? Odd...
4/13/2014 1 Graph = 1000 What If's Now, if only there was a correlation between getting degree...
4/6/2014 Fit the Mold of a Good Problem-Solver? Too often we say someone is either good or bad in mathema...
3/30/2014 Mathematics, March Madness, and the Seattle Mariners Mathematics is getting increased attention via the world of...
3/23/2014 My Lack of Trust When it comes to matters of the teaching of mathematics, I ...
3/16/2014 Keeping an Eye on Federal Thoughts The following comments were recently sent to me by B.K., a ...
3/2/2014 New Use or Misuse of Mathematics? A new use of mathematics is just being introduced...and it ...
2/23/2014 The Millionaires Problem Plus... You probably have not heard of Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a Chi...
2/16/2014 A Proof to Knock Your Socks Off! A recent YouTube video (January 9, 2014) by Numberphile has...
2/2/2014 What Are Your Problems? In his article "The Two Cultures of Mathematics,"...
1/26/2014 Getting to Third Base: e Several years ago, I received a phone call at 11:30 pm......
1/19/2014 George Sanders Memorial Boredom Awards This story is somewhat convoluted, so please try to bear ...
1/12/2014 What Got Me Going....and What Do I Face Near the End? In 1979, Jim Fey, University of Maryland math educator, p...
1/5/2014 Does This Still Sound Familiar? In 1987, James Flanders became quite famous for his mathema...
12/8/2013 Another Afternoon Wasted! vs.
Wasn't This Great!
Mathematics teachers often find themselves involved in in-s...
12/1/2013 What Do Math Teachers Need to Know About Their Students? In 1920, James Overman wrote Principles and Methods of Teac...
11/24/2013 In a Math Recipe, Don't Overdo the Division The following image was found accidently...and I could not ...
11/17/2013 Concious Premonitions About Unconcious Premonitions Ever hear of an area called the mathematics of unconcious p...
11/10/2013 What Makes Learning Math Fun? In the midst of writing lesson plans, my students were as...
11/3/2013 Mathematics and Zombies Mathematics is applied in many unusual areas. Perhaps the o...
10/27/2013 Empty Seat in Mathematical Hall of Fame In his book Numbers & Such (1968), A.N. Feldzamen claims:...
10/20/2013 What is Your Response? A recent article published (4/7/2013) in my local Belling...
10/13/2013 When 11 Inches Equals a Footlong Problem The headlines are clear. Subway got in trouble. It began ...
9/29/2013 NW Conference--2013 Using an unusual theme, the 52nd Annual Northwest Mathe...
9/22/2013 Mathematics Via Sculpture People who live on the West Coast are sometimes out of luck...
9/15/2013 Algebra II: 2B ˄ ~2B Here are the starting assumptions, as adopted by a multitud...
6/2/2013 Taking a Summer Break.... Important Note: Because most mathematics teachers are on su...
5/26/2013 Racing Prime Conjectures With Nuances...And a Recent Discovery One can always find news about the prime numbers, as they...
5/19/2013 Building a Wall of Pickles Many years ago, I tried to dream up interesting exploration...
5/12/2013 Is a Random Number Actually Random? We live by "random" numbers: pulling numbered ...
5/5/2013 New Math: Quantitative Urbanism Can mathematics be used to understand cities? It is the f...
4/28/2013 Percents...Enough Said...Not Learned What is the hardest mathematics topic to teach secondary ...
4/21/2013 The Fight of 3000 Years Continues.... You might have heard about a new "curriculum" pro...
4/14/2013 Tesselating/Tiling in the Real-World SEED54 is an 8'-tall artwork that is creating a stir. Its...
4/7/2013 A "Number" of Poems April is National Poetry Month, intended to celebrate poe...
3/31/2013 How Smart Is Your Right Foot? To shift from the serious nature of recent columns, I ask y...
3/24/2013 Some Functions Are Amazing Rather than give prime numbers all the attention, let me sh...
3/17/2013 Nailing Pi-Day Math enthisiasts always find new ways to be creative. For e...
3/3/2013 Rigor vs. Rigor Mortis In her recent NCTM presidential statement (2/15/2013), Li...
2/24/2013 More than Knitted Eyebrows For twenty years, mathematician sarah-marie belcastro knits...
2/17/2013 A Response to The Oklahoma Land Problem It is always great when someone provides feedback to Math...
2/3/2013 Two Communities of Practice:
"Know That's" vs. "Know How's"
Ultimately, this web site is directed at enhancing and su...
1/27/2013 Can You Pass the Test? People preparing to be math teachers are facing new restric...
1/27/2013 Computer Reflections...Plus! Computers have now been available for a considerable leng...
1/20/2013 Exotic Geometries Become Beautiful Math to T.C. MITS Software visualizations are transcending what has been kn...
1/13/2013 Lose Weight...Improve Your Mathematics? In Mathematics Education, we are always looking for that &q...
1/6/2013 A 0, A 1, A 2, And A 3 Usually The Math Forum sponsors its "Year Game."...
12/9/2012 Time for Dozenalists to Celebrate? A.D. (Tunesia) sent this note to me relative to the conte...
12/2/2012 The Money Bag Year According to Chinese lore (i.e. Feng Shui) and multiple r...
11/25/2012 You Can Lead a Biologist to an Equation...But.... In last week's Math News, a research report demonstrated th...
11/18/2012 Sweep Equations Under the Textbook Rug In his text A Brief History of Time (1988), Stephen Hawking...
11/11/2012 A Relook at Unsolved Problems...
20+ Years Later
I enjoy finding old books or magazines that contain predict...
11/1/2012 Stealing Knowledge Is Encouraged! Rabindrath Tagore (1861 - 1941), an Indian poet and music...
10/28/2012 Help...My ANS is Declining...Test Yours! This past summer, I found an interesting research report fr...
10/21/2012 Why Are Calculators Always the Scapegoats? The July 10 (2012) issue of USA Today included a commenta...
10/14/2012 A Sad Day for Those Who Count The month of August had some sadness you may have missed....
10/7/2012 We Are Losing the Battle! For years (and years!), I have tried to undo those idiotic ...
9/23/2012 An Update....Is It A Fake? In a late-May issue of Math Lint, I shared a photo that fas...
9/16/2012 It's as Simple as a, b, and c=a+b A big event in the past two decades was the resolution of F...
9/9/2012 Math Arguments' Take on Rigged Elections Last week in Math Lint, I discussed how panic set in when...
5/27/2012 Re-Thinking Calculus in High Schools In early April, the NCTM and the MAA released a joint pos...
5/20/2012 Do You Believe This #2? These were the Headlines that caught my attention: Parent...
5/13/2012 Do You Believe This....? By taking MRI scans, Stanford University researchers have...
5/6/2012 Wally Rogelstad
1932-2012
Mathematics education lost another good friend recently...
4/29/2012 Revisiting Beulah I. Shoesmith On the MathNEXUS website five years ago, I posted some th...
4/22/2012 Mozart Effect Revisited The many conclusions of research projects are fascinating, ...
4/15/2012 The Battle: 60o Defeats 55o Life is filled with so many things I have never thought abo...
4/8/2012 Destroying a Common Myth The romantic myth is well-known. Mathematics is a young per...
4/1/2012 Gift of the Mathematical Language In 1960, physicist Eugene Wigner published the now-famous a...
3/25/2012 Mathematics with Good Emotion: GEI, JUTSU, and DO Newspapers and professional journals are replete with discu...
3/18/2012 What Math Books Do You Recommend? In November 1972, The Mathematics Teacher published "W...
3/4/2012 Giving a Pat on the Back for Hard Work Child development experts are expressing concerns that th...
2/26/2012 When 6 Becomes 4.74...Among Friends You are probably aware of the phrase "six degrees of...
2/19/2012 That's a Hella Number! Million, Billion, Trillion...Google, Googleplex! All names ...
2/5/2012 Student's View:
What Makes a Good Teacher?
In a recent newspaper editorial, high school junior Kaya ...
1/29/2012 Who Studies the Hardest? Interesting results can be found in the recent National S...
1/22/2012 Using Math To Determine if You Are :) Some of you may be old enough to remember the rage of biorh...
1/15/2012 Eudaimonia with Mathematics Think of mathematics? Think of your feelings of accomplishm...
1/8/2012 The Sausage Conjecture What is ther strangest math idea you know? I vote for the B...
1/1/2012 A New "Year Game" for 2012 The Math Forum is again sponsoring its "Year Game.&q...
12/11/2011 May I Suggest a Special Holiday Present! In past issues of MathNEXUS, I have recommended Dick Termes...
12/4/2011 Fooling with the Fueling Illusion Which is the better choice? Replacing a 16 mpg vehicle ...
11/27/2011 Only the Swen Fit to Print... Not all of the news discussed here is earth-shattering...bu...
11/20/2011 Motivating the Unmotivated? In his book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1...
11/13/2011 Hearing From the Other 90%! Sometime ago on the Encouraging Mathematical Thinking lis...
11/6/2011 Mathematics and Turtles Consider this problem: Can you cut a convex shape from a un...
10/30/2011 Students Talking...And Listening? Discourse about mathematics in a classroom sounds great. ...
10/23/2011 Thanks...and An Update on the New "Math War" In a previous MathLint and last week's Math News, I rante...
10/16/2011 I Ask For Your Help! In the MathLint for last week, I ranted about an act whic...
10/9/2011 State of Confusion: Population At Least 1 How would you answer these two test questions: (1) What ...
9/25/2011 Attend the 50th Annual Northwest Math Conference The 50th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference will be ...
9/18/2011 Insight on Insight is Insightful We have all perhaps experienced an "aha"...that...
9/11/2011 Intuitive Problem Solving Have you ever confronted a problem, knew a few bits of rele...
5/29/2011 Using Digital Technology is Good...RIGHT? We live amidst powerful but untested assumptions. Access...
5/22/2011 Looking Ahead...50th Year Celebration! The 50th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference will be ...
5/15/2011 Shocking Mathematics News... The terms are abundant: dyscalculia, math dyslexia, math le...
5/8/2011 Do Problems 1 - 97...the Odds By Monday! As homework, a mathematics teacher can assign Problems 1 ...
5/1/2011 But Does It Come As a Number 2 Pencil? What will researchers think of next? Miguel Bruns Alonso,...
4/24/2011 Underwater E-Cones Cut out a paper disk, place it over a coffee cup, and use...
4/17/2011 What Motivates You...Yourself or...? Much has been written about the motivation of students......
4/10/2011 Learning From Our Errors Mathematics teachers and students differ with respect to ...
4/3/2011 Your Help is Needed! In some recent browsing, I came across something known as t...
3/27/2011 Paradox From an Unexpected Source You probably recognize the name: Daniel Ellsberg. As a fo...
3/20/2011 Number λ ≈ 1.17628....Aren't You Special? We just celebrated the special number Pi. What is it that...
3/6/2011 Solving Math Problems for Money The growing "game" seems to be the posing of di...
2/27/2011 Girls and Mathematics: Sound Familiar? A 2008 AMS report claimed that "a culture of neglect...
2/20/2011 Math Shows Referee Bias? Steffan Giessner and Niels Van Quaquebeke, German scienti...
2/6/2011 I Am Getting A New Name (I Think!) Here is a photo of "Mummy" for her son Kian. Sh...
1/30/2011 Join the Tootpaste Crusade! A Korean-made toothpaste has just hit the market. Once it a...
1/23/2011 Must Examples Change With The Times? Every year, I teach the Modern Geometries course at my Univ...
1/16/2011 Middle School Students Publish New Mathematics: The Rascal Triangle Consider this: Eddy Liu is an eighth-grader at Washington M...
1/9/2011 Folding a Simple Blank, Uncut Square The word "origami" brings much to mind...pape...
1/2/2011 Gifted Math Students Have Special Needs Despite anyone's protestations, gifted mathematics students...
12/12/2010 No Longer a Hard Day's Night Puzzle For some, it is the most famous chord in rock 'n' roll, an ...
12/5/2010 Another Round of Ice? I go to the ends of the Internet earth to find interestin...
11/28/2010 40 Copies of Encyclopedia Britannica On the Head of a Single Pin For the past 50 years, a special game has been played that ...
11/21/2010 Math Reform & Teacher Quality Matter! A few years ago, three researchers from the University of ...
11/14/2010 A New Mathematical Tool...Useful? Celebrate the development of a new mathematical tool...it...
11/7/2010 The Euphoria of Numbers In the five research studies, people were asked to choose...
10/31/2010 Keep Your Working Memory Available The research of Sian Beilock, University of Chicago psychol...
10/24/2010 Using Mathematics: Par for the Course Ever wonder why a golf ball has dimples? It is a known fa...
10/17/2010 Zipf's Law One of the oddest ideas in mathematical statistics is that ...
10/10/2010 P vs NP...or is it Proof vs Non-Proof? I am sure you have all read about it...In fact, I am sure...
9/26/2010 NW Math Conference Time....Still Time! The 49th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference will be ...
9/19/2010 The Breaking of the "Jefferson" Code In December, 1801, Robert Patterson, a University of Penn...
9/12/2010 Where's the Mathematics? Interested in a "new" experience next month? Th...
9/5/2010 MathNEXUS is Back......ala Jack Nicholson! Welcome back...and MathNEXUS is back for its Year Six as we...
5/30/2010 Martin Gardner, Mentor to Many Mathematics education lost another good friend this pas...
5/23/2010 Odds On...A Great Opportunity What: The American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Meeti...
5/16/2010 Extra! Extra! Hear All About It! I am sure you have all read about it...In fact, I am sure...
5/2/2010 What is Mathematics For? The "internet waves" have been abuzz for the pa...
4/25/2010 Beautiful Patterns ala Mathematics! Behold!: 0 x 9 plus 1 = 1 1 x 9 plus 2 = 11 12 x 9 plus ...
4/18/2010 Algebra Adds Value to Mathematical Biology Education Taken from ScienceDaily, the above headlines were clear (...
4/11/2010 20 Years...Have Things Changed? In 1992, Metropolitan Life Insurance did a survey of 1000...
4/4/2010 Teens' Attitudes Towards STEM The Lemelson-MIT Invention Index is an annual survey that g...
3/28/2010 April Fool's Day In his April (1975) column in Scientific American, Martin Gar...
3/21/2010 Teaching Math ala the Football Model Herb Childress is an ethnographer who spent a year observin...
3/14/2010 Manipulating Prices Using Digit Psychology A previous week's Math News focused on how people don't e...
3/7/2010 Pi Daze 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494...
2/28/2010 When 100 cents > $1? Ellen Furlong and John Opfer, two researchers at Ohio Sta...
2/21/2010 Combating Today's Constant Negative Rhetoric Consider this statement: We hear claims and counterclaims...
2/14/2010 Believe in the Power of Patterns? Suppose you define a numerical sequence as follows: P(0...
1/31/2010 Looking Back 17 Years In Summer (1992) issue of Consortium, headlines to Jerrold ...
1/24/2010 Good Luck on the Math Exam How many times have you said those words...to students or...
1/17/2010 lew romagnano Lew Romagnano Mathematics education lost another good ...
1/10/2010 Marilyn's Image of Mathematics In the July 26, 2009, issue of Parade Magazine, Marilyn vos...
1/3/2010 Secret Formula That Destroyed Wall Street These were the headlines in the March (2009) issue of Wired...
12/13/2009 What Is This? Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas specialize in creatin...
12/6/2009 Scratch Me At (D,7) On the one hand, Chindogu is a series of Japanese invention...
11/29/2009 Not Sure This Is Mathematics, BUT... John Taylor's Corpus Clock is installed at Corpus Christi...
11/22/2009 Google Mathematics Ever wonder how Google makes its money? Every time you do...
11/15/2009 What Is This? Architect Frank Gehry has designed modular wall kits that...
11/8/2009 Teacher Development...or Lack Of? Researchers from Stanford University and the National Sta...
11/1/2009 Mathmagic! Consider this little number trick involving some mental p...
10/25/2009 Math and Chocolate Lovers Professor David Kennedy at Northumbria University (UK). R...
10/18/2009 New Pi Record.... At the University of Tsukuba (Japan), computer scientists...
10/11/2009 nw math conf The 48th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference will be ...
10/4/2009 Best U.S. Jobs: To Ten According to CareerCast.com and Les Krantz, author of The...
9/27/2009 Decreasing Numbr3s! Unfortunately, the Numb3rs episodes are not as entertaini...
9/20/2009 Hard Problems in October The most difficult mathematics competition for students is ...
9/13/2009 If Only More Math Students Had This Much Perseverance! Graham Parker is 45 years old and lives in Portchester, E...
6/7/2009 Taking a Summer Break Important Note: Because most mathematics teachers are on su...
5/31/2009 Can This Data Be True? One of my colleagues (J.M.) was doing some informal data-ga...
5/24/2009 How Many Jelly Beans? Reader B.G. (Bellingham) sent an interesting item from th...
5/17/2009 A Weird Math Contest For YOU! Recently I spoke at mathematics conference, with my talk fo...
5/10/2009 A World of Fifty Termespheres A past issue of MathNEXUS recommended Dick Termes' Termesph...
5/3/2009 Second On-Line Math Contest A past issue of MathNEXUS recommended Dave Marain's MathNotat...
4/26/2009 High-Stakes Tests NCTM Position The National Council of Teachers of Mathematic...
4/19/2009 Teacher Evaluation and Effectiveness NCTM Position The evaluation of teaching performance is an e...
4/12/2009 Grade Expectations vs. Great Expectations Ellen Greenberger and her colleagues recently researched wh...
4/5/2009 Out to Lunch Sorry...nothing new is being posted this week. I needed to ...
3/29/2009 Highly Qualified Teachers NCTM Position Every student has the right to be taught mathe...
3/22/2009 Another Conjecture Bites The Dust! First the Four-Color Theorem, then Fermat's Last Problem, a...
3/15/2009 What Do Mathematicians Think About? The answer: A Lot! Let's look at two examples that can be...
3/1/2009 A Down-Under Study...Steps Forward or Back? Andrew Leigh, economist at Australian National University, ...
2/22/2009 Another FREE Student Competition Why nor have your students participate in the Third Mille...
2/15/2009 Student Definitions of Mathematics Two weeks ago, the idea of definitions of mathematics was...
2/8/2009 Happy Valentine's Day...circa 1910 What mathematics might apply To solve the problem in you...
2/1/2009 A Challenge! If asked, how would you define mathematics? Consider your...
1/25/2009 Wonderful + 1 = Twoderful! Given that both inflation and recession have dominated ou...
1/18/2009 A FREE Contest of Interest? A past issue of MathNEXUS recommended Dave Marain's MathN...
1/11/2009 The "New" Obama-Biden Educational Plan Recently, I was e-mailed a copy of the Barack Obama and Joe...
1/4/2009 A Necessary Look Back.... As each New Year begins, it is fitting to look back at the ...
12/14/2008 The "Gift" of Math and Music Looking for that special gift? Just in case you cannot find...
12/7/2008 The Role of Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics NCTM Position Technology is an essential tool for learning m...
11/30/2008 An Update...New PseudoCenter The MathNexus Problem-Of-The-Week for April 29, 2007, was a...
11/23/2008 A Response to a Response to.... Two weeks ago, A Mathematician's Lament was suggested as ...
11/16/2008 A Response to A Mathematician's Lament Last week's "Math News" suggested that you read...
11/9/2008 Read This....! For the past year, an essay has been passed around via e-ma...
11/2/2008 Whose Mathematics Do You Believe? Recently, Nico Marquardt, a 13-year-old German boy, wrote...
10/26/2008 Look At This Video.... The news for this week is via a video (takes a while to l...
10/19/2008 "Highly-Qualified" Mathematics Teachers? On December 11, 2007, the American Institutes for Researc...
10/12/2008 The Trade: Diploma for a Test Score In August 2008, Achieve released a report on the first u...
9/28/2008 It's That Time Again..... Using the theme Reaching New Heights in Mathematics, the 47th...
9/21/2008 And the Winner: Mathematics! On June 27, 2008, the Associated Press released the resul...
9/14/2008 Any Surprises in This Report? On June 25, 2008, the National Council of Teacher Quality...
9/7/2008 One Million Dollar Prize....Want To Enter? Sometimes mathematics challenges come from the oddest pla...
8/31/2008 I'm Back......ala Jack Nicholson Welcome back...and MATHNEXUS is back for its Year Four as w...
6/15/2008 Taking a Summer Break Important Note: Because most mathematics teachers are on su...
6/8/2008 Yes, Virginia, There is New Mathematics... "Gargantuan data sets" are creating a problem for s...
6/1/2008 Putting On A Chernoff Face Steve Wang, mathematics professor at Swarthmore College and a...
5/11/2008 My Vote Is To Start At 9:20 A.M....... Recent research has shown that the body clocks of most teen...
5/4/2008 A Future Mathematics Teacher In the 2008 Intel Science Talent search, Katherine Rose Ban...
4/27/2008 Doctors Must Have Been Middle-Schoolers The January, 2008, issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine...
4/20/2008 Mathematician Wins Visualization Award In the recent 2007 International Science and Engineering Visu...
4/13/2008 Panning The Panel It is impossible to avoid offering some commentary about the ...
4/6/2008 feedback This web site continues to develop in various ways, thank...
3/30/2008 Random Bracket Picking The NCAA Basketball "Big Dance" is in full swing....
3/23/2008 Algebra for Eighth Graders? The typical response by schools to the above question seems t...
3/16/2008 Who's Riemann? The February, 2007, issue of Wired considers 42 of the "...
3/9/2008 Pi Day, Horray! A Washington teacher Nathan Shields (and one of my former m...
3/2/2008 When Will We Celebrate "Math Year"? Germany has declared the year 2008 "Math Year,"...
2/24/2008 Skin-Deep Look at Human Scales Human beings like to measure things...by assigning numbers,...
2/17/2008 The Big Dilemma Everyone Faces You leave the building to walk to your car...and find out...
2/10/2008 Happy Valentines Day circa 1910 What mathematics might apply To solve the problem in you...
2/3/2008 Depressing Statistics...No Lie! Some news you do not want to share, but this one piece has be...
1/27/2008 First Tic-Tac-Toe, Now Checkers As a kid I enjoyed playing Tic-Tac-Toe...but as I got older, ...
1/20/2008 Anderson's Top Twelve List: Why Do the Math? Espen Anderson, management professor in Norway, wrote an ar...
1/13/2008 ICME11 You are probably making your plans for next summer...a trip...
12/30/2007 The Answer is 42 At the end of a calendar year, it's appropriate to focus on t...
12/16/2007 And What's Your Opinion (or Practice)? TeachAdeTM, a resource-website for teachers, recently hired...
12/9/2007 New Goal: Dis-Satisfied Math Students A recent report (Brown Center on Educational Policy) measured...
12/2/2007 The Magical Misuse of a Math Formula The administration for the Dallas schools just approved a n...
11/25/2007 Two Equations...Many Curves Pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes move through an infected ce...
11/18/2007 New Twist on Paint-By-Numbers Mathematician Dan Rockmore, Dartmouth College, uses digital i...
11/11/2007 circle square research Some more unusual research results...this time about why peop...
11/4/2007 blind & math Last week's "Math Person of the Week" asked you to ...
10/28/2007 Which Way Do Tails Wag in Math Classrooms? Richard Davidson, Affective Neuroscientist at the Universit...
10/21/2007 An Essay Contest for Your Students Why not have your students write an essay for a worthwhil...
10/14/2007 Workshop for High School/Community College Mathematics Teachers Monday, November 5, 2007, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Seattle ...
9/23/2007 Math Education Responsible for Rising IQ in U.S. The headline in Dienekes blog (10/6/2004) caught my attention...
9/16/2007 Seeing Satan in Rising Smoke: Math to the Rescue We know that one of our goals is to help students connect mat...
9/9/2007 Music For a Different Mathematical Ear Last week discussion was about musical and mathematics...in a...
9/2/2007 Math Rock I was innocently browsing on the Internet, when the term &q...
8/26/2007 recap Welcome back...and MATHNEXUS is back for its Year Three as ...
6/17/2007 summer break Important Note: Because most mathematics teachers are on su...
6/10/2007 random poetry The Invention of Fractions God himself made the whole number...
6/3/2007 What's Your Claim to Fame? Can you match the success of Beulah I. Shoesmith? Note, the I...
5/27/2007 lang origami Maggie J. (WWU) sent me notice about the June issue (2007) ...
5/20/2007 Teaching: The Least Likely Profession to Feel Bored In previous reports on this web site, both interesting and di...
5/13/2007 The Mozart Effect The many conclusions of research projects are fascinating, ...
5/6/2007 Dinner Date to Remember Given the recent bad news both in and out of mathematics educ...
4/22/2007 2nd Annual Mini-Conference on Teaching Calculus Do you see an error in this diagram? The Whatcom/Skagit M...
4/15/2007 I See a Spaceship...I See a Hexagon... At some time, everyone perhaps has looked up at clouds in th...
4/8/2007 Read All About It.....Math Cures Hiccups!! Gracie Stukenholtz-Prescot, a 14-year-old student at Kimberly...
4/1/2007 Its Mathematics Awareness Month! Are you aware that April is Mathematics Awareness Month. So...
3/25/2007 Home Work vs Homework Works! Some educators and researchers (and I would guess many stud...
3/18/2007 World Math Day As part of world Math Day, VmathLIVE sponsored an unusual con...
3/11/2007 Pi Daze 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494...
3/4/2007 Connecting 23 and 236 Numbers pervade our lives each and every week. This week th...
2/25/2007 Readers Respond...Great! In response to the recent Valentine challenge, two mathematic...
2/18/2007 Yet Another Place the U.S. Lags... The headlines were there...and the 15 seconds of fame as we...
2/11/2007 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY circa 1910 What mathematics might apply To solve the problem in you...
2/4/2007 Irrational Celebrations Get ready....in a month (March 14) it is time for Pi-Day! Bu...
1/28/2007 The Square's Circle? We know that mathematics teachers are winners...and that th...
1/21/2007 lori poad Lorianne Poad July 9th, 1963-January 18th, 2007 Mathe...
1/14/2007 In Case You Missed It....... On January 1, 2007, NPR's Morning Edition had a "Lulla...
1/7/2007 Game Theory and Keeping New Year's Resolutions In his article "How Economics Can Help You Keep Your New...
1/6/2007 Skin-Deep Look at Human Scales Human beings like to measure things...by assigning numbers, w...
12/31/2006 New Year resolutions People have made New Year's Resolutions for a long time. Th...
12/16/2006 Xmas card Due to a short holiday break, new content will not be poste...
12/10/2006 Congratulations, Dmitry! Have you ever thought about The String Topology BV Algebra, H...
12/3/2006 WA math ed problems You make the judgements....I merely report the news. On Tuesd...
11/26/2006 Parents & Math In the August 23, 2006, issue of the Guardian Unlimited, ...
11/17/2006 Fibonacci Rules! Fibonacci Rules...because it shows up everywhere! You might...
11/12/2006 New Coin Flip Stop the Presses! All mathematics books must be changed. ...
11/5/2006 Loading a Plane One of the neatest things about mathematics is that some of i...
10/29/2006 Prizes for Most Unique M.C. Escher-Inspired Artwork Consider this math-related opportunity for both students an...
10/22/2006 An Ig Nobel for Mathematics On October 5, 2006, photographer Nic Svenson (eyes open) ...
10/1/2006 DIG IT! In 2003, Alex Vieux, Editor of the journal Red Herring, cre...
9/24/2006 videos To contrast with the past "serious" news, these two...
9/17/2006 Curriculum Focal Pts The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has ...
9/10/2006 Calling on... Paige Allison is a high school math teacher and educational...
9/3/2006 Who Says Mathematics Is Boring? An update on a story reported in the last June issue on thi...
8/27/2006 ...we can conquer every problem The summer break is over....time to revive this website. As a...
6/25/2006 Poincare Conjecture Important Note: Because most mathematics teachers are on su...
6/18/2006 Pictometry As the name implies, pictometry is an off-shoot of standard g...
6/11/2006 Sudoku Revisited The November 13, 2005, issue of Math News focused on the popu...
6/4/2006 Four Years of Mathematics? In the March 11, 2006, issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligen...
5/28/2006 rubik Have you been following the exploits of Tyson Mao? First he w...
5/21/2006 Is There a New Gender Gap? As co-author of the book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, a sc...
5/7/2006 Mini-Conference on Teaching Calculus Do you see an error in this diagram? The Fourth-Corner Su...
4/30/2006 Salary vs Test score Despite union protests, Florida and Houston, Texas are the fi...
4/23/2006 illusions A friend sent me the following interesting optical illusions:...
4/16/2006 Someone Actually Responded... Mona Hein (Pioneer Middle School in Wenatchee, WA) actually...
4/9/2006 I Raise My Hand in Protest! On hearing some news reports, I often shudder and am sometime...
4/2/2006 4-d sculpture Want to make a trip to University Park (PA), the home of Penn...
3/31/2006 Mathematics for April Fool's Day In his April (1975) column in Scientific American, Martin Gar...
3/25/2006 Math Misconceptions Tim Coulson, head of England's National Numeracy Strategy, ...
3/19/2006 Math not Mandarin I feel sorry for today's students....and even more sorry for ...
3/12/2006 It's Time for To celebrate PI-Day, why not do something special with your...
3/5/2006 A Puzzle Competition! The TurkZeka 2006/1 Puzzle Competition has started on Saturda...
2/26/2006 teacher recruitment How can we get more mathematics teachers into classrooms, to ...
2/19/2006
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The Final Reports were issued in 2003. Considerable press cov...
2/13/2006 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY circa 1910 What mathematics might apply To solve the problem in you...
2/5/2006 Space: Flat...Saddle-Shaped...Infinite? Space (i.e. our universe and beyond) is supposedly of one of ...
1/29/2006 radio show In a recent nightly browse of unintended web sites, I disco...
1/22/2006 One More Report to be (De)Filed Charles Coble and Michael Allen, Education Commission of th...
1/15/2006 The Book...The Movie...Yes, the Movie! For years (42 years to be more specific), mathematics teach...
1/8/2006 Flatland...The Movie! Are you one of those who say: "Well, I have not read the...
1/1/2006 UGH-ly Use of Mathematics January 1...that infamous day when New Year Resolutions are...
12/16/2005 A "Number" of Gift Ideas One Can Count On The winter holidays are about to arrive, sending us scurr...
12/6/2005 Enter this Contest! The 75th anniversary of Cuisenaire Rods occurs in 2006. ...
11/29/2005 Misuse of mathematics As mathematics teachers, we are always looking for interestin...
11/13/2005 Do You Do Sudoku ? Though still a recent phenomena, Sudoku is old news. Yet, se...
11/6/2005 No News Would Be Better Than This News The headline in the Baltimore Sun (10/16/2005) sounded intere...
10/16/2005 Game Theorists win Nobel Prize Newspapers recently have carried articles (usually delegated ...
10/2/2005 Professional Development Opportunity Using the theme Mathematics: Reaching Every Child, the 44...
9/25/2005 KaleidoTile Geometer Jeff Weeks has released a new version of a great pie...
8/1/2005 WELCOME At last! The website for our project Whatcom and Skagit ...

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