Farewell to 2007. We have snacks on the table so we can munch the night away, and the little ones are giggling over their Barbies, thrilled at the prospect of more sugar than is good for them.
The teenagers have launched their annual movie marathon. This year, it was the girls’ turn to invite friends over, so the men in my life have all found excuses to run into town.
Meanwhile, I am hiding in my den, indulging myself in a sort of blogger’s nostalgia. Some of the following posts got a lot of attention when they were published, others not so much. Topics range from preschool to high school, from kindergarten games to teaching fractions to Shakespearean insults, so I hope there is something to interest everyone.
[The photos are small so this article won’t take forever to load. Click on any picture to view a larger image.]
Math Forum: 2007 mathematics game
Negative numbers for young students
I’m your birthday present. Can you find me?
Number bonds = better understanding
Percents: Key concepts and connections
Percents: The search for 100%
Confession: I am not good at math
All odd numbers are prime — a corollary
Story problem challenge revisited
Pre-algebra problem solving: preschool and early elementary
A mathematical trauma
The case of the mysterious story problem
Math quotes VII
In honor of the standardized testing season…
Happy pi day!
Skit: The handshake problem
Putting Bill Gates in proportion
Bill Gates proportions II
The “Are you a homeschooler?” quiz
Thou surly bat-fowling hugger-mugger!
Introducing Alexandria Jones
The secret of the pharaoh’s treasure, part 1
How to harness metacognitive decision-making
Historical tidbits: The pharaoh’s treasure
How can we teach problem solving?
Solving complex story problems
Historical tidbits: Alexandria Jones
Puzzle: Patty paper trisection
How old are you, in nanoseconds?
How to start a homeschool math club
Math Club Nim
Puzzle: Random blocks
Egyptian math in hieroglyphs
The Procrastinating Blogger Award
Quotations XIV: The joy of mathematics
Egyptian math puzzles
7 things to do with a hundred chart
Pre-algebra problem solving: the tools
Writing to learn math
Egyptian geometry and other challenges
Pre-algebra problem solving: 2nd grade
Bloglines potluck “carnival”
Quotations XV: More joy of mathematics
Reading to learn math
Play this anti-phishing game
Pre-algebra problem solving: 3rd grade
How to solve math problems
Quiz: Those frustrating fractions
How shall we teach fractions?
Solving complex story problems II
How to read a fraction
Hundred chart Nim
Fraction models, and a card game
Word problems in Russia and America
Math contest tip sheets
Christmas math puzzles and activities
Math Bloggers Hall of Fame
The golden Christmas tree
I hope that you have found something in this list to enjoy.
May God bless you and grant you success in the coming year!
Don’t miss any of “Let’s Play Math!”: Subscribe in a reader, or get updates by Email.