Math Teachers and Homeschool Bloggers: We Want You!

Do you have a favorite blog post about math activities, games, lessons, or hands-on fun? The Playful Math Blog Carnival would love to feature your article!

We welcome math topics from preschool through the first year of calculus. Old posts are welcome, as long as they haven’t been published in past editions of this carnival.

Click here to submit your blog post

Don’t procrastinate: The deadline for entries is this Friday, September 21. The carnival will be posted next week at nebusresearch blog.

Have you noticed a new math blogger on your block that you’d like to introduce to the rest of us? Feel free to submit another blogger’s post in addition to your own. Beginning bloggers are often shy about sharing, but like all of us, they love finding new readers.

Need an Idea-Starter?

If you haven’t written anything about math lately, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

  • Talking Math with Kids: Children often have surprising insight. Even when they’re confused about math, their point of view can open our adult eyes to new understanding. Share your kids’ stories.
  • Games or Activities: Do you have a game, activity, or anecdote about teaching math to young students? We’d love to play along.
  • Lesson Ideas: This section is for arithmetic explorations, geometry puzzles, trig investigations, contest-preparation tips, and more. Can you make math topics come alive, so they will stick in a student’s mind?
  • Teaching Tips: Other teachers’ blogs are an important factor in my continuing education. The more I read about the theory and practice of teaching math, the more I realize how much I have yet to learn. So please, fellow teachers, don’t be shy — share your insights!
  • Mathematical Recreations: What kind of math do you do, just for fun?

Explore the Other Math Carnivals

While you’re waiting for next week’s carnival, you may enjoy:


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2 thoughts on “Math Teachers and Homeschool Bloggers: We Want You!

  1. Hello! I commented here during last month’s MTBoS challenge. We agreed that if I used one of your games in my classroom, I tell you about it, so here goes! (I leave my comment here since it’s your most recent post, not because I’m trying to submit an article to MTaP.)

    Anyway, I played Tax Collector with my sixth graders today, and they seemed to enjoy it very much! I began with me as the tax collector and the class as the tax payers. As it turns out, the first number chosen was 11 — and the end, the class just narrowly lost to the tax collector, 110-100. If they had started with 19 (or even 17) and made all the same subsequent choices, they would have won the first game!

    Afterwards, I divided the class into pairs, with one student as the tax payer and the other as the tax collector. No tax payer wins, or comes quite as close as our initial game with the whole class, even though by now they knew that it was best to start with a large prime like 19. A few tax payers believed they had won, but often it was because the tax collector didn’t take all the factors correctly — for example, a tax payer started with 20, and the collector took only 10 instead of 1, 2, 4, 5 as well.

    All in all, it was the most fun we had in class in a while. Thanks for the activity!

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