These puzzles look like a lot of fun for whole number and integer arithmetic review. I think they would make a great warm-up at the beginning of a class or math club meeting.

*Hat tip: MathPuzzle.com*

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Month: March 2007

## Hexa-Trex Puzzles

## Carnival of Homeschooling #65

## Skit: The Handshake Problem

## Celebrate the Journey

## Nothing Is Everything

## The Carnival Of Education: Week 110

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## Poetry for Pi Day

## Happy Pi Day I

## It’s About Time!

## In Honor of the Standardized Testing Season…

These puzzles look like a lot of fun for whole number and integer arithmetic review. I think they would make a great warm-up at the beginning of a class or math club meeting.

*Hat tip: MathPuzzle.com*

The new Carnival of Homeschooling #65 honors Charles Darwin. (Earlier this month, I posted my favorite Darwin quote.)

And be sure to drop by and browse this week’s Carnival of Education.

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*[Feature photo above by Tobias Wolter (CC-BY-SA-3.0) via Wikimedia Commons.]*

If seven people meet at a party, and each person shakes the hand of everyone else exactly once, how many handshakes are there in all?

In general, if

npeople meet and shake hands all around, how many handshakes will there be?

Our homeschool co-op held an end-of-semester assembly. Each class was supposed to demonstrate something they had learned. I threatened to hand out a ten question pop quiz on integer arithmetic, but instead my pre-algebra students presented this skit. You may adjust the script to fit the available number of players.

This week’s Carnival of Homeschooling celebrates the spring migration and the life-journey of learning. Enjoy!

*Edited to add: *And this week’s Carnival of Education is here.

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Does this proof at squareCircleZ blog mean that, if I get nothing done today, I can cross off everything on my list?

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Education, politics, classroom management, schooling, unschooling, and how to manage a student loan… You’ll find all this and more at The Carnival Of Education: Week 110 .

Here are two poems in honor of pi, from the Mathematical Poetry site:

It can be of no practical use to know that Pi is irrational, but if we can know, it surely would be intolerable not to know.

I don’t remember anyone ever mentioning Pi Day when I was in school, but any excuse to celebrate math sounds like fun. March 14 at 1:59 (a.m. or p.m.) is about as close as the calendar can get to 3.14159…

Do you have time for some great blog reading? The Carnival of Homeschooling is now open for your browsing pleasure:

With the recent switch to day light savings time, it is a good occasion to reflect on the concept of time. In this, the 63rd Carnival of Homeschooling, we will present some of the different ways homeschoolers use this valuable resource. We’ve also included some fun quotes on the topic of time…

*[Feature photo above by Alberto G. (CC-BY-SA-2.0) via flickr.]*

The school experience makes a tremendous difference in a child’s learning. Which of the following students would you rather be?

I continued to do arithmetic with my father, passing proudly through fractions to decimals. I eventually arrived at the point where so many cows ate so much grass, and tanks filled with water in so many hours. I found it quite enthralling.

— Agatha Christie

An Autobiography

…or…

“Can you do Addition?” the White Queen asked. “What’s one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”

“I don’t know,” said Alice. “I lost count.”

“She can’t do Addition,” the Red Queen interrupted. “Can you do Subtraction? Take nine from eight.”

“Nine from eight I can’t, you know,” Alice replied very readily: “but—”

“She can’t do Subtraction,” said the White Queen. “Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife — what’s the answer to that?”

“I suppose—” Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen answered for her. “Bread-and-butter, of course.”

“She can’t do sums a bit!” the Queens said together, with great emphasis.— Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass

…in other words…

If you could lead through testing, the U.S. would lead the world in all education categories. When are people going to understand you don’t fatten your lambs by weighing them?

— Jonathan Kozol

at Westfield State College’s 157th Commencement

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