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June 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Heartening Success of Nesin Mathematics Village

The Nesin Mathematics Village, or Nesin Matematik Koyu, in Turkey arose from controversial beginnings. I first read the story "Mathematics under arrest" of its controversial beginnings in 2007, when Professor Ali Nesin was unfairly charged as a criminal for… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 30, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Boosting Motivation For Learning Mathematics

In the discussion, On teaching math successfully, on the forum, Math, Math Education, Math Culture; Dan, a math teacher at a community college, asks "... how to motivate students to learn math?" I replied: Dan, there are two branches of your question on this forum, but I think that we can handle that. David's reply on the other branch made me laugh, as he joked about… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 25, 2009 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments as a Forum for Mathematics and Science

The social network is not renowned as an academic forum, but that didn't stop me from hosting discussions there on mathematical topics. You are welcome to join my Mirimatics discussion group, or even post a link to your own math blog there. (Friendster discussions support hypertext links). It is not a group where algebra problems are solved, as there are many of those… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 21, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Images of Mathematicians and Mathematics on Postage Stamps

Follow this link to Jeff Miller Web Pages for more Images of Mathematicians on Postage Stamps. The newest stamp on this list is a 2007/2008 Arithmetic stamp from Portugal. The attached photo is from Jeff Miller Web… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 12, 2009 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

Pecha Kucha

My Algebra I and Geometry classes are creating a Pecha Kucha with photos taken around the school (in some cases they used photos from the internet). They are using a variety of methods for presentation.. some have chosen to present as a power point with personal narration, some are recording over the slides for an automated presentation, and some are creating movies with narration. They are working in groups of 1, 2, or 3. I will try to post the best next week (our last week in school - yea!)

Added by Jim Carlton on June 9, 2009 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

Misconception in Math

1.A three digit number is always greater than a two digit number....more stress is on number of digits than the value of a number

2.When we multiply two numbers product is always greater...What about when multipling fractions or decimal numbers.


Watch this presentation.


Added by Ramneek kaur on June 8, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Century Old Topology Problem Solved in 2006

In case you missed the solution of the century old Poincaré conjecture in 2006, I'll repost a link to the New York Times article "Elusive Proof, Elusive Prover: A New Mathematical Mystery". The story of the brilliant Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman (photograph) who identified… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 7, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

A New Game to Help Children Learn Mathematics

I reviewed the prototype of a web based graphical game that aims to help children learn mathematics. It was developed by Mr Veljko Sekelj, a freelance Internet consultant (LinkedIn profile). He invited me, via the "Math, Math Education, Math Culture" discussion group on, to try out the game and I was quite impressed. At… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on June 6, 2009 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

History of Mathematics

I showed this video on History of Mathematics to my students . They were excited to see what they read in their textbooks. Visualisation plays an important role in explaining a concept . Through these knid of videos learning has become exciting . Students ask related questions leading to creative discussions… Continue

Added by Ramneek kaur on June 5, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Play Sudoku

Mathematics learning involves a blend of many skills. Be it calculative, logical , understanding , interpretation, analysis or application . There are a number of ways in which these skills can be inculcated. One way is playing games and solving puzzles.

Sudoku is an interesting addictive Mathematical puzzle .

How to Play?

Play Sudoku Online.…


Added by Ramneek kaur on June 4, 2009 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

Making a Spirograph

A Spirograph is a curve formed by rolling a circle inside or outside of another circle. The pen is placed at any point on the rolling circle.

Visit #13 Mathematics street Making a… Continue

Added by Rashmi Kathuria on June 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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