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Monthly Archives: March 2012
2011 Math Prize for Girls: #1115
Here are comments and solutions to problems 1115 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 15. Click here for comments and solutions for … Continue reading
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:
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 crossword, mathematicians, puzzle, raffle contest, Women's History Month
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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 area, brownie, geometry, Petsi Pies, quadrilateral
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