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
Logic Puzzle Love
Put(t)ing Rational Numbers in Order
I just finished up an 8th grade unit on irrational numbers, and I can tell you, it's tough to make this topic engaging for students. I get that it's important, it's just not very interesting. So I had to laugh when Bob Lochel's blog post this week compared ordering rational numbers to watching paint dry. Ha! Bob created a great activity based of the Hole in One game from The Price Is Right. "In the Price Is Right Hole in One Game, contestants place groceries in order from least to greatest by price. The number of items they can order until the are incorrect determines where they putt from. After a quick trip to the sporting goods store to find a putting cup, and some time with a Google Doc, we're all set." Check out Bob's blog for more details, including the slides to the Google Doc with the problems he used with his students.