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A Degree in Mathematics is Not Limiting

Are you wondering what you are going to be able to do with your degree in mathematics? Do you wish that you had a better idea of where you’…

Started by Linda Merrill

0 May 15

Hot Question of the Week: When students say they want their teacher to be fair, what do you think they mean?

What do you think it means when students say they want you to be fair? As part of my classroom management, I try to be fair and consistent,…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 May 10, 2015

Hot Question of the Week: How do you get your students to slow down with their work?

Corkboard Connections shares Top 25 Tips for Getting Kids to Slow Down with Their Work Apparently many teachers have a similar problem, and…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Apr 12, 2015

Hot Question of the Week: Do you encourage your students to embrace their mistakes?

I read an awesome article the other day that fully discussed the importance of embracing mistakes. Please take the time to read this articl…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Feb 15, 2015

Hot Question of the Week: Do you thinks its a good idea for students to take higher math in lower grades?

I just wrote a blog post voicing my opinion on this question. While I  tried to broach the topic without bias, I found it difficult because…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Jan 11, 2015

Hot Question of the Week: What do you do if your students don't seem to be "getting it"?

You've spent 2 days preparing a lesson on dividing fractions. You've pulled out all the stops to make sure the lesson was going to be engag…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Jan 3, 2015

Hot Question of the Week: What do you think is the greatest challenge facing students in your math classroom? What strategies have you implemented to help your students face these challenges?

What do you think is the greatest challenge facing students in your math classroom? The greatest challenge facing students in my classroom…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Oct 26, 2014

Hot Question of the Week: How can we as math educators keep our students engaged?

According to Ben Johnson the following is how you know your students are engaged: So, how do they know if a student is engaged? What do "e…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Sep 14, 2014

Hot Question of the Week: What role should standardized testing play in holding students, educators and schools accountable?

Hot Question of the Week: What role should standardized testing play in holding students, educators and schools accountable?  I agree that…

Started by Wanda Collins

1 Aug 26, 2014
Reply by jackwilson

Are students failing school or are schools failing our children?

I just finished reading an article: Top 5 Reasons Why Public Schools are Failing Our Children and according to education-portal.com the t…

Started by Wanda Collins

0 Dec 3, 2012

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Math Limerick

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0 .

Answer:

A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

Presentation Suggestions:
Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.

Resources:

Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.

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