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MIT Mathmen got the ball on their own 20-yard line for the last drive of the game. They were down by 2 points, so they needed at least a field goal to win the game.
If quarterback Zeno and his offense advanced the ball halfway to the opposing team’s end zone on each play…
Continue reading A Football Puzzle
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rest of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), my other blog is featuring a logic game or puzzle every day. So far, I’ve shared three of my online favorites:
And there’s plenty more fun to come. Drop in every day until December to see a new puzzle or game:
[Photo by gabi menashe.] This story is continued from Alexandria Jones and the Eighty-Yard Drive…
There was a time-out on the field, and the Jones family sat down for a brief rest. Sam asked, “How do babies decide when it’s time to be born?”
“Well, son, it has to do with numbers. You see,” Uncle Will explained, “the baby spends his first month thinking about the number one.”
“That’s not much to think about,” Sam said. “But I suppose he can’t handle much at that age.”
Continue reading And the Baby Is . . .
[Sung to the tune of the Gilligan’s Island song.]
The carnival is up and now it’s time to click away.
Go check out all the links in this month’s . Math Teachers at Play
There’s algebra, geometry, and some Egyptian vids,
Equations, jokes, domes, real numbers, and games for all the kids….
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Alexandria Jones pulled the last sheet of chocolate chip cookies from the oven and inhaled deeply. Mmm! Perfect. And just in time — Mom was calling her to the car. She slid the cookies into a plastic bowl but left the lid off so the steam could escape. The Jones family was going to meet
Uncle Will and Alex’s cousin Sam for a tail-gate picnic before the big football game.
Continue reading Alexandria Jones and the Eighty-Yard Drive
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I have been enjoying
James Tanton’s website. In this video, Tanton explains a foolproof method for creating Egyptian fractions:
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