Math = Love: Highlights: Volume 1

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Highlights: Volume 1

Whenever I run across a great math idea online but not on twitter, I often tweet an image of the resource and share a link to the resource. I realize, though, that a lot of my readers aren't on twitter. Even if they are, it's so easy to miss a resource that's tweeted out since your twitter timeline can move so quickly. When I was pregnant this past school year, I would sometimes go weeks without looking at twitter, and I always had this feeling when I returned that I had missed out on something important but I would never know what it was. The fear of missing out is real, y'all.



My goal for this new, semi-regular blog feature I'm calling "Highlights" is to give these resources that I share out on twitter a permanent home on my blog for math teachers to peruse on their own time and at their own pace. To start with, I'll go through my twitter timeline and pull out my most recent shared resources. Then, hopefully, I will compile a new volume ever few months or so.

ERICH FRIEDMAN PUZZLES 


Erich Friedman is a prolific puzzle author. I first became acquainted with his work through the Puzzle Box Books (affiliate link). I've recreated two of his puzzles for my classroom: Hidden Equation Puzzle and Arrows Puzzle.

Recently, I discovered his homepage that is chock-full of enough free puzzles to keep you busy for a lifetime. Here are a few of my favorites:



Plus Times Puzzles


Number Mazes


Want more of these amazing puzzles? Visit Erich's puzzle page!

PUZZLIUM INSTAGRAM PAGE

Want some more puzzling inspiration? Check out the beautiful and inspiring Puzzlium Instagram page!


AMY GRUEN'S EXPONENT PUZZLES

I'm really looking forward to using Amy's Exponent Puzzles in my Algebra 2 class this year. I've already printed off a copy so I don't forget to use them!



COMPLEX FRACTION TASK FROM BLITZER

I really, really like this rational expression problem from Blitzer's Pre-Calculus book (affiliate link).


IF THE IRS DISCOVERED THE QUADRATIC FORMULA

I ran across this PDF while searching for something else related to quadratics. Kudos to Daniel J. Velleman from Amherst College for brightening my day! 


 TIGO PUZZLES

I ran across an interesting vintage math puzzle on Ebay recently. I've never heard of Tigo Puzzles, but I definitely want to know more now!


 CHINESE MATH TASKS

I can't remember how I found these tasks, but I definitely think they're worth sharing. 

Determine whether each pair of expressions evaluates to the same value. 

Fill in the blank to create equivalent fractions. 

ATM PUZZLE PAGE

The ATM has a lovely puzzle page worth checking out! 

JON OAKS' ALGEBRA GAMES

Jon Oaks, a math professor in Wisconsin, has an amazing collection of printable math games on his website! It's definitely worth browsing.


REGION 18 RESOURCES

The Region 18 Education Service Center provides many free printable activities for 8th Grade and Algebra 1


1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of highlights. So many things to look at. Since I teach an intentional curriculum, sometimes being limited by labels such as algebra or geometry can be frustrating when searching for resources. I definitely will be searching your blog this way, on ocassion!

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