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## 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 |
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## Hot Question of the Week: Were you well prepared to teach the common core?The school year is coming to an end and now I'm in the final stretch. During this time of year, my students and I review for our states sta… Started by Wanda Collins |
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## 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 |
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## Hot Question of the Week: How do you encourage more girls to get involved with STEM?I found some great websites that gives suggestions on how we teachers can get our girls more interested in Math and Science: Encouraging Gi… Started by Wanda Collins |
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## 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 |
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## 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 |
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## 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 |
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## Hot Question of the Week: Is it ok for a classroom to be noisy?In my opinion, it all depends on what activity the students are working on and the level of noise. This goes hand in hand with classroom ma… Started by Wanda Collins |
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## Hot Question of the Week: As a math teacher, how would you motivate parents to become involved in their child’s education?Hot Question of the Week: As a math teacher, how would you motivate parents to become involved in their child’s education? As educators, we… Started by Wanda Collins |
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## 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 |
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Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 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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