I hope to post soon about my lovely adventures in math at the Math Circle Teacher Training Institute. But that post will have to wait until the crowd-funding campaign for Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers is over. We reached our original goal of $7500 on Sunday, July 6, after only 17 days, giving us the funds we need to publish this fabulous book. Our stretch goal is $4000 more, for the Spanish translation. We are about halfway there, but we only have 3 days left. Can we make it?
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While I was visiting family and friends in Michigan, I spent some time this past weekend with my friend Chris (who has helped with the book from the very beginning). While our kids played in the pool, we discussed index entries, and which terms might need cross-referencing. For
example, Jamylle Carter had students build their own inclinometers, and wrote about it in her chapter on the Oakland
Math Circle. If you had read about them, forgotten the word, and wanted to
re-read her description a year later, you might think of them as angle-measuring
devices, and look up angle. So we’ll cross-reference her inclinometer
description under angles, measurement.
Here's a picture of an inclinometer. (The boy was drawn with a photo of my son as the model. He's older now.)