2011 will be a fantastic year — or at least, a prime one! (See these posts by Gary, Pat, and James.) But as we move into the new year, it’s also a good time to look back and to look ahead: What did we accomplished last year? And what comes next?

More specifically, for bloggers:

- What did people like to read?
- How can I give them more of it?

So here is my retrospective look at the most popular blog posts of 2010, along with related blogging goals (or dreams?) for 2011.

## Honorable Mention: #10 – #6

**10.** Prime Numbers Are like Monkeys

(1,186 views) “We noticed that if 1 was allowed to count as a prime number, the factor tree would keep branching forever and we would never get to snack time. Definitely not a good thing!”

**9.** Sept-Oct 2010 Math Calendars

(1,739 views) These calendars were popular last year, too. I asked my math club students to make up more problems, but I never got around to compiling the results.

**2011:** Renew my goal from last year, to make more math calendars. Maybe this year I’ll actually get it done…

**8.** The Cookie Factory Guide to Long Division

(2,087 views) A question posted on a homeschooling forum led to this step-by-step explanation.

**2011:** Write more “how to” articles to help parents teach the math monsters.

**7.** Hobbit Math: Elementary Problem Solving 5th Grade

(2,168 views) The latest in my Word Problems from Literature series.

**2011:** Finish the series? 5B, 6A, and 6B levels.

**6.** Review: Math Mammoth

(2,310 views) Kitten and I spent a full year exploring the Math Mammoth curriculum before I wrote this review. Partly procrastination, but partly because I wanted to give the program a thorough workout.

**2011:** Catch up on other books waiting for review? Good intentions, too little time!

## Runners-Up: #5 – #2

**5.** Math Teachers at Play #24

(2,607 views) I only hosted the MTaP blog carnival once last year. It’s been wonderful to watch the carnival grow and to have so many math bloggers participating! If you would like a turn, the instructions are here: How To Host a Blog Carnival.

**2011:** I missed having the carnival on my blog, so I’ve already signed up for two months in 2011.

**4.** Game: Target Number (or 24)

(2,880 views) A wonderfully flexible math drill game for middle school and up. This makes a great warm-up activity for math club meetings.

**2011:** More games? Sounds like fun!

**3.** 2010 Mathematics Game

(5,898 views) I love this annual math puzzle! Have you tried your hand at this year’s edition?

**2.** 20 Best Math Games and Puzzles

(6,271 views) As I was putting together my Best of the Blog page, I published blog posts with my all-time-so-far favorite blog posts from each category. A companion post, Best Articles about Solving Word Problems, also did well (2,081 views), but I didn’t want to use up two places on the list.

**2011:** Keep the B.O.B. page up to date with recent articles.

## And the Winner Is…

**1.** World Maths Day

(25,262 views, which brings it into my top 15 of all time.) This post was certainly the surprise of the year, since it’s merely a link to the World Maths Day site. I can’t understand why it continues to rank so high, but I guess people just don’t know how to use a search engine.

**2011:** Be sure to let people know when this year’s World Maths Day is open for registration.

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