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Movie Math: Wake Students Up with Silver Screen Riddles

The end of the year is near. So give students something different. Here’s an idea for a complete lesson plan that uses math riddles to grab students’ attention. The clip shows a math riddle from the movie “Die Hard.” This is a springboard to get everyone excited about riddles. From there you have many options […]

Rubik’s Slide: play your way to geometric knowledge

The people who gave us the Rubik’s Cube recently came out with another fun puzzle, the Rubik’s Slide. This post tells all about this fun puzzle, which actually helps students learn some geometric concepts.

FUN MATH PROBLEM — Circling the Square & Vice-Versa

Circle the Square or square the circle. Either way, it’s a fun math problem. Feel free to try it, share it, use it however you wish.

NOVEMBER PROBLEM OF THE MONTH

November 2008 Problem of the Month: finding an alternative way to represent a number using nothing more than a few candles. Use number theory and flexible thinking to find a way to show the number. There’s a prize for the person who answers most quickly.