"Go outside and play!"

That was my mom’s favorite line each summer. (Somehow I suspect it is not original to her.) My summer vacations in elementary school were one long blur of bike riding, tree climbing and backyard baseball-kickball-dodge ball games that lasted all day. Well okay, there might have been some mini bonfires too, but shush. The only …

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Open mike

April showers will hopefully be bringing some May flowers out here in Seattle…in the meantime, take a look at some fun provided by our math-y, fold-y friend Vi Hart in the link below. I think the hexaflexagons look a bit like flowers. (Is that a stretch?) What’s on your mind this week?

Appy days

Last week’s post on math apps has made folks hungry for more. So here are a few additional mathy apps for your smartphone or iDevice. Bonus points: they are all free or under a dollar! Reversi: “Trap” your opponent’s disc between two of yours, and flip the disc to change it into your color. Be …

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Roses are red…

Trying to come up with a bit of Valentines-y doggerel for your favorite algorithms? Here are a few math poetry websites that you and the children in your life might find fun. Tooter4kids Math Poems More Math Poems Poets – be sure to share your verse with us!

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