Monthly Archives: November 2012

Solve this: 1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+1/32+…=? and more with a piece of paper!

Students love to be able to solve hard problems (contrary to popular beliefs) and as a visual/hands-on learner, I loved this problem and the hands-on way of solving it.  Many of my students have taken this problem home to challenge … Continue reading

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Inexpensive & Versatile Whiteboards

As a classroom teacher, learning was always most important and time often was the enemy.  Passing things out and gathering them back at the end of class was too time-consuming, even if it only takes a couple of minutes.  It … Continue reading

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Design a Deluxe Container

A Challenge in Sphere-Packing Since college and my first year of teaching, I’ve been on the lookout for applications that would be accessible problems for my students but would stretch them mathematically and draw on their talents and creativity. I … Continue reading

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Deluxe Containers – Student work

For project details…  Design a Deluxe Container

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