Saturday, October 3, 2009

Math Teachers at Play #16

The new carnival is up.

A clock face activity for learning how to tell time supports students with a nice simple representation. The biographies reviewed here look like must buys. Very nice math teaching memoir from Math Mama. We should all write more of these. Denise, carnival originator, starts a good division discussion. Some interesting online math games are highlighted at the Innovative Educator.

The order of operations conversation reminded me of a student teacher I just saw who has picked up the nickname Aunt Sally. ("It's Not Funny," she said in response to my giggle.) I'm hugely in favor of a four step Order of Operations. It's also a great opportunity to discuss with students the difference between a result or theorem and a convention.

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