When our number (166 now) was in the 20s, 30s, or 40s, I'd make sure to have that many links. Nope, I don't have time to find 166 great links (and you'd get tired just looking through them). But they're out there. I have learned so much from bunny hopping around the web of math bloggers over the years. And even though blogs aren't the popular thing now, most of the old ones are still out there, waiting for you to find them and get excited.
I have just run out of envelopes. How should I make myself one? (a puzzle from Fawn Nguyen) What shape of paper will you use?
Online Mathy games
- The Dailies: When wordle came out, there were a number of mathy imitators, including nerdle, numberle (like nerdle, but you can do longer or shorter equations), mathler, numble, summle, and lots more. Most of them have vanished. More recently, Beast Academy added their All Ten game, which I'm hooked on.What's your favorite?
- Games Before Class (from Math Hombre, not all are math, hence "before class")
- Target Ten (from Denise Gaskins)
- Factors and Multiples Game (from nrich, I got 48 as my longest possible chain of factors and multiples. Can you beat me?)
- Do you know of other goodies? Let us know in the comments.
This one stumped me (no trig required).
Beyond the Games & Puzzles
- Balance Fractions (from Math for Love) looks fun.
- I must be on a fractions kick. This stood out for me, too. Fractions on Grids (from Henri Picciotto).
- In the series of young adult math novels I'm writing, circles come up in the 2nd book. An early reader pointed out that I might be mixing up circles and disks, so I re-wrote a few phrases. Here are some lovely circle lessons (from Sara VanDerWerf), where she helps students distinguish between those two ideas.