Unending Digits… Why Not Keep It Simple?

Unending-digits

Unending digits …
Why not keep it simple, like
Twenty-two sevenths?

—Luke Anderson

Math Poetry Activity

Encourage your students to make their own Pi Day haiku with these tips from Mr. L’s Math:

And remember, Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday! Check out this series of short videos about his life and work: Happy Birthday, Einstein.

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Luke Anderson, via TeachPi.org. Background photo courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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Quote: Living Mathematics

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Only dead mathematics can be taught where competition prevails: living mathematics must always be a communal possession.

— Mary Everest Boole

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Mary Everest Boole. Background photo courtesy of State Library of Queensland, Australia (no known copyright) via Flickr.


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Get in the Math Car

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Get in the math car with a list of destinations and no map. Take whatever route you want, and marvel at the things you discover along the way.

— Nick Harris


CREDITS: Today’s quote is from @Mr_Harris_Math, via Twitter. Background photo courtesy of Forrest Cavale (CC0 1.0) via Unsplash.

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Two Ways to Do Math

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There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else — but persistent.

— Raoul Bott

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Raoul Bott, via The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. Background photo courtesy of Swedish National Heritage Board (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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Math Is Like Ice Cream

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Math is like ice cream, with more flavors than you can imagine — and if all your children ever do is textbook math, that’s like feeding them broccoli-flavored ice cream.

— Denise Gaskins

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from my About page. Background courtesy of Pinstamatic.


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Raising Independent Learners

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My long-term goal is for my kids to be independent learners, but the best way for that to happen is for me to be by their side now.

— Lucinda Leo

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Lucinda Leo at Navigating by Joy. Background photo courtesy of Peter Werkman (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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One Right Way

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What’s really neat about mathematics is that even when there’s only one right answer, there’s never only one right way to do the problem.

— Herb Gross

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Herb Gross, via Math as a Second Language. Background photo courtesy of kristos_b (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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The Mathematician and the Poet

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The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.

— William James

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from William James, via the Furman University Mathematical Quotations Server. Background photo courtesy of Joe Maggie-Me (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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Teach Three Things

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I need to teach my students about three things: failing gracefully, persevering, and succeeding graciously.

— Hollis Easter

CREDITS: Today’s quote is from Hollis Easter, via Twitter. Background photo courtesy of Brenda Clarke (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr.


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