Monthly Archives: March 2012

2011 Math Prize for Girls: #11-15

Here are comments and solutions to problems 11-15 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Click here for comments and solutions for problems 1-5. Click here for comments and solutions for … Continue reading

Posted in Contest Math | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

This, That, and the Other Thing

Good communication. That’s what this blog post is about. That and how math class is a great place to improve communication skills. It happened a few meets ago at Girls’ Angle. Two members were working together on the following math problem:

Posted in math, Math Education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Puzzle of Firsts

To celebrate Women’s History Month and Pi Day, here’s a raffle puzzle contest. Feel free to use search engines to help! (The deadline for entry has passed and a winner announced. Thank you for participating! If you’re a teacher, feel … Continue reading

Posted in gender issues | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Areas and Brownies

Recently at Girls’ Angle, we brought in a brownie and told the girls that nobody could have any until they figured out a way to dissect it so that everyone gets an equal share. I’ve done this activity before, but … Continue reading

Posted in math, Math Education | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment