Date |
Title |
First Line of Text ... |

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: 60^{o} Defeats 55^{o} |
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 |
I Need an Update |
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 ... |