Most Expensive. Collectibles. Ever.

Though many would argue that The Simpsons has overstayed its welcome and is no longer the comedic force it once was, it still has plenty of cultural cachet.  Taking into account the profits from video games, comic books, clothes, and Squishee machines, I'm sure this show continues to keep a number of people very, very rich. […]

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Droidlocks

Lately there's been a lot of buzz in mathy circles about PINs, ever since tech consultant Nick Berry was kind enough to point out, via some awesome and aesthetically pleasing analysis of a few million compromised numbers, just how terribly unimaginative we are at choosing the security codes that unlock, e.g., our checking accounts and alarm systems.  (Spoiler Alert: […]

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Steve Leinwand for NCTM President

  I was fortunate to attend Steve Leinwand’s presentation at the NCTM annual convention in Philadelphia this spring. I had never heard him speak before but, within five minutes, thought, “This guy is the real deal.”   He was comparing standardized assessments in the United States to those in Asia, decrying the former for being […]

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Tyson v. LeBron

  The Miami Heat and New York Knicks are playing this week in the first round of the NBA playoffs. After a controversial flagrant foul call on Saturday, all eyes will be on Heat superstar LeBron James and Knicks center Tyson Chandler.   Which has us at Mathalicious HQ wondering, Who’s better? In particular, who […]

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The Things We Find Interesting

There’s a good debate going on right now on Dan Meyer’s blog about the nature of “interesting:” what makes for an interesting question, and what are the types of curiosity/perplexity that we want to inspire in our students?   We all have our own thoughts on that. Dan’s stuff --- and the prompts that others […]

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Mathalicious Kickstarts a Fresh Way to Teach with Math52

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ginny Stuckey, 530-420-5474, ginny@mathalicious.com   Mathalicious Kickstarts a Fresh Way to Teach with Math52 Alexandria, VA – 04/25/2012   Today, Mathalicious, a leader in innovative math curriculum, launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Math52. Math52 is a video series that explores creative applications of math in everyday life. Each week […]

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