Posts tagged with estimation

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Having a ball with math

In my mime and math show, I usually teach simple mime illusions like touching an invisible wall and catching a mime ball. The illusions are then┬áconnected to mathematical concepts. How? Watch the following video and follow along, if you will. For children, this exercise touches on useful concepts of arithmetic and estimation. Further, they explore […]

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Riemann sum&ms

Did you know that M&Ms can be integral to a Calculus lesson? Be forewarned that you may have a decision to make. Using only pictures, like in this blog entry, you can take more of a theoretical chocolate analysis of Calculus. Or, buy a big bag of M&Ms and dig in, for hands-on learning, of […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Millions (and trillions) of cats

In the classic children’s book, Millions of Cats written by Wanda Gág in 1928, a lonely, elderly couple enter a delightful tale about caring and self-esteem that also lends itself to a discussion of number sense. Toward the beginning of the story, the woman tells her husband that she thinks a cat would make them […]