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Tiling with One ArcSided Shape
by Tim Lexen on March 7, 2018 at 3:29 am
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 […]

Review: Problem Solving and Reasoning With Discrete Mathematics
by Michael Goldenberg on November 21, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Book Review: PROBLEM SOLVING AND REASONING WITH DISCRETE MATHEMATICS by Dr. Joseph G. Rosenstein US K12 mathematics has long been dominated by the […]

Joe Rosenstein: The Art of Being Discrete
by Michael Goldenberg on November 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm
Joseph G. Rosenstein It’s our pleasure to welcome Professor Joseph G. Rosenstein to the Math Blog. He is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of mathematics […]

Finding Square Roots Without Estimating
by Michael Goldenberg on August 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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 […]

James Grime: FOOL FOR MATHS*
by Michael Goldenberg on August 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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 […]

Subtraction: What is “the” Standard Algorithm?
by Michael Goldenberg on August 1, 2017 at 12:57 am
Subtraction: What is “the” Standard Algorithm? One common complaint amongst antireform pundits is that progressive reform math advocates and the […]

Alan Schoenfeld: At the Boundaries of Effective Mathematics Thinking, Teaching, and Learning
by Michael Goldenberg on July 23, 2017 at 5:06 am
An Interview with Alan Schoenfeld: At the Boundaries of Effective Mathematics Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and […]

Dr. Devlin Finds Fibonacci
by Michael Goldenberg on June 1, 2017 at 3:47 am
What would make you write a book about writing a book you recently published on a 13thcentury mathematician? When you’re Stanford University’s Keith […]

Models and Delving Deeper Into Division
by Michael Goldenberg on May 31, 2017 at 3:39 am
Models and Delving Deeper Into Division Last month, we unpacked the longdivision procedure taught in American K6 classrooms, tied it into the standard […]

Keith Devlin: An Ambassador of Mathematics for Many Eras
by Michael Goldenberg on May 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm
An Interview with Keith Devlin: An Ambassador of Mathematics for Many Eras Dr. Keith Devlin is a cofounder and Executive Director of the university’s […]