Friday, March 04, 2011

Spotted (myself!) around the Web…

image Two great roundups that have very kindly linked back to this site, completely unsolicited.  Thanks, guys!

A mother in Israel presents Easy and Inspiring Purim Craft Ideas – exactly what I need for a blah wintry month that, even though it’s late, STILL doesn’t feel like Purim.

And then there’s another one I’d never even heard of – and still they picked me! 

I don’t love math nearly as much as I pretend I do when I’m teaching it or blogging about it or trying to enthuse my kids. 

I just believe – ever since an eye-opening university-level Mathematics in Perspective course – that math is taught VERY badly, bumbled and fumbled and as a result we have this societal fear of what is, essentially, a great big GAME.

Apparently, the folk(s?) at the blog Let’s Play Math agree, and they included my Cuisenaire Rods lesson on money math in their Math Teachers at Play round-up this (month? week?).  Never heard of them before, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be a huge fan in future…!

1 comment:

  1. Yep, I certainly agree! In fact, I like the way you said it so much that I'm quoting you today.

    The Math Teachers at Play carnival happens monthly (third Fridays), and we try to get a nice mix of playful ideas from teachers, homeschoolers, unschoolers, or anyone else who is blogging about school-level math.

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