Monthly Archives: June 2011

Math Wizardry for Kids

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Let’s Hear it for the Girls

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Official Start of Summer

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Welcome Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks fans

Welcome to all of the first time visitors joining us today from Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. You might be especially interested in this post from last month, “What ten things can you always count on…“? That just so happened … Continue reading

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Fun Summer Reading

Sometimes you just want to kick back with a good book and read. There are a number of books with a math bent that are also just plain fun to read. This week the summer soltice begins and many of … Continue reading

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KenKen Puzzles

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The Art of Scale

In the spirit of full disclosure you should know up front that I have no books to share today. I’m taking a brief departure from the typical entry you find on this blog because I ran across two Web pages … Continue reading

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Sudoku

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National Brain Training Week

In observance of National Brain Training Week (June 11-17, 2011) here are a couple of books that will give you and your students a good brain work out. What better way to put your mind through the paces than with … Continue reading

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Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

WOW! How would you like to have that name? Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is a delightful character created in the mind of author Lauren Child. The humorous plot is along the lines of the classic parent/child role-reversal. Hubert Horatio’s irresponsible … Continue reading

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