# Taking about Kate Nowak’s shape

Saw this neat drawing from Kate Nowak the other night: I was interested to see if we could make the shape from our Zometool set, and . . . . The boys really enjoyed making the shape last night and both also made several comments about how interesting it was. This morning we talked about … Continue reading Taking about Kate Nowak’s shape

# An interest rate question extending Kate Nowak’s rate post

Earlier in the week Kate Nowak wrote a neat post about rates. The perspective in the post (in my words) is coming from writing curriculum materials for 6th grade math: Here’s an alternate perspective on the same (or at least similar) issue that I encountered at work this week. Suppose I ask you to play … Continue reading An interest rate question extending Kate Nowak’s rate post

# Using Kate Nowak’s rotated parabola with kids

Saw a Kate Nowak exercise via a Dan Anderson tweet earlier in the week: and wrote about an estimation problem coming from that picture that I thought was fun: A fun estimate question inspired by Kate Nowak I thought it would be fun to see what the boys thought about the rotated parabola, so this … Continue reading Using Kate Nowak’s rotated parabola with kids

# A fun math estimation question inspired by Kate Nowak

Saw this tweet from Dan Anderson today: The rotated graph caught my eye and I started playing around a little. Can’t say that I’d spent much time thinking about rotations of the graph of before, so I was surprised to find that any small (non-zero) rotation about (0,0) – no matter now tiny the angle … Continue reading A fun math estimation question inspired by Kate Nowak

# A really intersting twitter conversation sparked by Kate Nowak

This tweet from Kate Nowak has been on my mind all day: This part of the conversation on Twitter really got me thinking – in response to the question from Nowak “what is a hook to you?”: That bit of the conversation caught my attention because I really liked Meyer’s definition, but at the same … Continue reading A really intersting twitter conversation sparked by Kate Nowak

# Going through a Kate Nowak exercise

Tonight on twitter Kate Nowak published an exercise she was planning to use in her geometry class tomorrow. I may need to, um, borrow this exercise for my son tomorrow since I may need to run off to work early. I decided to go through it carefully just in case I get any questions at … Continue reading Going through a Kate Nowak exercise

# Making one of Annie Perkins’s drawings from Zometool

I saw a neat tweet from Annie Perkins last night: It seemed like a great Zometool project, so this morning we cleared all the furniture out of the living room and gave it a go. My older son had something else going on today, so there were only two of us working on this project. … Continue reading Making one of Annie Perkins’s drawings from Zometool

# *10 pretty easy to implement math activities for kids

Playing around with Paula Beardell Krieg’s “puff boxes” got me thinking about math-related activities for kids that were easy to implement. Over the course of the day today I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind, so here are 10 that came to mind: (1) Paula Beardell Kreig’s Puff Boxes Let’s start with the … Continue reading *10 pretty easy to implement math activities for kids

# 10 women in math who inspired our math projects

(1) Fawn Nguyen Fawn Nguyen has actually inspired so many of our projects it is hard to just pick one – she just share so much good stuff – but this Zome project is one that I’ll always remember. A 3D Geometry Proof With few words courtesy of Fawn Nguyen Her picture frame project is … Continue reading 10 women in math who inspired our math projects

# Our year in Math

I guess this is more of a November 2014 to November 2015 post, but I had some down time today and was thinking about all of the math-related things that I seen as well as some of the ideas that made for fun projects with the kids throughout the last year. Here’s what came to … Continue reading Our year in Math