Actually, I’ve been editing my old “how to teach homeschool math” books, hoping to republish them someday, but I needed a break. So when I noticed the “create your own spoof” email from Swagbucks, I couldn’t resist. Hope you enjoyed it!
Welcome to the 4th edition of the Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival … Four is the smallest composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and 2. Four is also a highly composite number … 4 is the smallest squared prime (p2) and the only even number in this form ….
Now is the time to send in your blog posts for the next Math Teachers at Play blog carnival, coming this Friday to Homeschool Bytes. You don’t have to be a teacher to join in the fun! MTaP covers mathematics from preschool through the first year of calculus, and we welcome any posts about learning, teaching, or just playing around with math.
These puzzles are called soriteses or polysyllogisms. Carroll began with a series of “if this, then that” statements. He rewrote them to make them more confusing, and then he mixed up the order to create a challenging puzzle.
Given each set of premises, what conclusion can you reach?