Here’s another math blog for your RSS reader: Math 4 Love. Kitten laughed out loud at their One-Minute Math Video.

## Support Your Favorite Blog Carnival!

*[Photo by kevindooley.]*

A math carnival is like “the shop-front of the mathematics blogging world” — a place to browse and enjoy all the wide variety of mathematics on the web. Blog carnival hosts put in several hours of work every month to bring you the riches of the internet.

If you blog about learning or teaching math from pre-school to pre-college, now is the time to send in your contribution for this month’s ** Math Teachers at Play** carnival. We welcome posts from parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and students — anyone who is interested in playing around with school-level or recreational math. Each of us can help others learn, so in a sense we are all teachers.

## Support The Carnivals

The math carnivals are a great resource for all of us who enjoy reading and learning about mathematics, and especially for math bloggers who appreciate the wider audience the carnivals provide. But blog carnivals do not happen by themselves — there is a lot of work involved.

Here’s how you can help:

- Leave a comment to thank and encourage the host.
- Link to and promote the carnival on your blog or social network.
- Volunteer to host a future edition at your own blog.
- How to Host a Blog Carnival

Mike at Walking Randomly has hosted the Carnival of Mathematics two of the last three months, and that’s not good for the long-term health of the carnival. If you’re interested in helping out, check the *future hosts* tab at the blog carnival page and pick a month that works for you, then email Mike and tell him you’re available.

Similarly, you can check on upcoming editions of the Math Teachers at Play carnival, and let me know if you’d like to host. Or contact Guillermo Bautista to volunteer for Mathematics and Multimedia.

## Recent Math Blog Carnivals

Did you miss any of these recent blog carnivals? Delightful mathy browsing is only a click away…

- Mathematics and Multimedia #8
- Wild About Math Blogs 3/3
- Carnevale della Matematica #34
- Math Teachers at Play#35

For homeschooling or other educational carnivals, check out the *Blog Parties for Teachers* widget in my sidebar. Enjoy!

## Quotable: Math is a Game

I don’t love math nearly as much as I pretend I do when I’m teaching it or blogging about it or trying to enthuse my kids.

I just believe — ever since an eye-opening university-level Mathematics in Perspective course — that math is taught VERY badly, bumbled and fumbled and as a result we have this societal fear of what is, essentially, a great big GAME.

See related post — Quotations XXV: Math is a Game

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## The Problem with Manipulatives

You may have seen this video making the edu-blog rounds: