## Friday, August 17, 2018

### Math Links for Week Ending Aug. 17th, 2017

As you read this, I am probably at the cottage right now playing Set and @mathforlove mentions that and many more on his recent post on math based games. Check it out
Curriculum Tags: All
https://mathforlove.com/2018/08/math-game-short-list-2018/

I like these Diamond Problems. Thanks to @TheShaunCarter for pointing them out. At first they look like they might be only good for simple operations but they could easily be used for decimals or even algebraic expressions. Basically there are four spots that fit the following: a, b, ab & a + b. Students are given two of the spots and have to figure out the other two.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://primefactorisation.com/blog/2018/07/21/diamond-problems/

I am not sure where I first heard the phrase "never say anything a kid can say" but I'm glad @RobertKaplinsky pointed this article (with the same name) out. It gives some tips on creating a climate of conversation in math classes.
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https://www.georgiastandards.org/resources/Online%20High%20School%20Math%20Training%20Materials/Math-I-Session-5-Never-Say-Anything-a-Kid-Can-Say-Article.pdf

A new video from @vihartvihart talking about the approximations going into nutrition labels and the "2yness" of "about 2". It's actually pretty simple but pretty interesting.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P