Friday, June 30, 2017

Math Teachers at Play #109 (a blog carnival)

Who is 109?     109 is a twin prime, twinned with 107.    (from

+ If 109 is written in Roman notation (CIX), then it becomes reflectable along the line it is written on.
+ The pipe organ at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has 109 stops.
+ When chilled below minus 109°F, CO2 becomes a solid, called dry ice.
+ 109 equals the square root of 11881 or 118 - 8 - 1.
+ The only three-digit prime formed by concatenation of consecutive numbers. [Silva]
+ 109 = 1*2+3*4+5*6+7*8+9. [Silva
+ The Sun is just over 109 times the diameter of the Earth. [Friedman]  


A Puzzle: Can you make 109 from four 4's? (I don't promise that it's possible...)

At age 109, Augusta Bunge became the youngest living great great great great grandmother. Is that mom to the fifth power?

Math Teachers at Play is a monthly blog carnival, hosted at a different blog each month. I was hoping to give you 109 math links this month, but life intervened (parenting...) long before I got through my storehouse of cool stuff. There are plenty of goodies here, but not as many as I'd hoped.

There has been an explosion of super cool mathy books since I last hosted MTAP. Here are some I know about. I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't read most of them, and so I can't guarantee how cool they are. Let me know in the comments.


Puzzles & Games 

Early Math


Probability & Statistics

Writing in Math Class 

Math and ...

On Teaching 

Random Stuff

I have more but it's bedtime and June is ending. Would you like to see your favorite blog post in next month’s playful math blog carnival? Submissions are always open!

(Note: Edited on 7/1 to add a few forgotten links, and fix a few broken links.)

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