Author: MaryAnn Moore
This week on Friday Favorites (my apologies for the belated Saturday-ness of this post): Exploring the Math Twitter Blogosphere, Logic Puzzle Love, and Put(t)ing Rational Numbers in Order
Exploring the Math Twitter Blogosphere
Have you been following along with the challenges posted by our good friends over at exploremtbos.wordpress.com? It's never too late to get started. Find out what it's all about in this overview and then get started with Week 1: Blogs, Week 2: Twitter, and Week 3: Organize. (Still to come- Week 4: Resources.)
Logic Puzzle Love
This week Sarah Hagan from Math Equals Love wrote about a kind of logic puzzle I'd never heard of before: Shikaku. This area-based puzzle has a lot of potential ties to math curriculum, including area, perimeter, prime and composite numbers, and factoring. Sarah references an NCTM article about using logic puzzles in class and describes how she taught this to her class by showing them a 'solved' puzzle and having them figure out the rules. Sounds like a lot of fun!
Put(t)ing Rational Numbers in Order