## Tiling with One Arc-Sided Shape

March 6, 2018
General

The Arc Approach A flat puzzle (tiling) with dozens or hundreds of identical pieces may sound a little dull and predictable. But what is the most interesting shape we …

March 6, 2018
General

The Arc Approach A flat puzzle (tiling) with dozens or hundreds of identical pieces may sound a little dull and predictable. But what is the most interesting shape we …

November 21, 2017
Applied Math, Math Education, Suggested Reading

Book Review: PROBLEM SOLVING AND REASONING WITH DISCRETE MATHEMATICS by Dr. Joseph G. Rosenstein US K-12 mathematics has long been dominated by the notion that any …

November 21, 2017
Applied Math, Math Education

Joseph G. Rosenstein It’s our pleasure to welcome Professor Joseph G. Rosenstein to the Math Blog. He is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of mathematics at Rutgers University. His biography …

August 23, 2017
Math Education, Uncategorized

Typical algorithms for doing square roots by hand require estimation. I have taught a different algorithm that does not rely on estimation but instead uses subtraction of successive odd …

August 8, 2017
Essential Math, Math Education, Uncategorized

James Grime is a mathematician with a personal passion for maths communication and the promotion of mathematics in schools and to the general public. He can be mostly …

July 31, 2017
Math Education, Uncategorized

Subtraction: What is “the” Standard Algorithm? One common complaint amongst anti-reform pundits is that progressive reform math advocates and the programs they create and/or teach from “hate” standard …

July 22, 2017
Math Education

An Interview with Alan Schoenfeld: At the Boundaries of Effective Mathematics Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and …

May 31, 2017
History, Suggested Reading

What would make you write a book about writing a book you recently published on a 13th-century mathematician? When you’re Stanford University’s Keith Devlin (aka, NPR’s “The Math Guy”) …

May 30, 2017
Essential Math, Math Education

Models and Delving Deeper Into Division Last month, we unpacked the long-division procedure taught in American K-6 classrooms, tied it into the standard “long multiplication” algorithm, discussed issues …

May 30, 2017
History, Math Education

An Interview with Keith Devlin: An Ambassador of Mathematics for Many Eras Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder …

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