Category Archives: Puzzles

McMath’s Math Club

This year McMath students have started a Math Club… and it’s been wonderful to be a part of! Students have spent their club days working on different mathematics activities such as Waterloo contests and famous puzzles.  Today, students tried to find ways to create … Continue reading

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A fun spatial reasoning problem…

My students went CRAZY for this video… it’s pretty cool!  Enjoy!  🙂 If you’re dying to know how this “math miracle” is done, then here’s a great explanation…

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Using Games in Math Class – Coquitlam 2013

Today I had the chance to meet some fantastic teachers from Coquitlam and Burnaby to share some ideas and strategies for hope we can use games in our classroom. We started by talking about and playing the Tetris game, here’s … Continue reading

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Some Fun Warm-up Apps to get our Brains Moving…

I haven’t written anything about the new tablet I bought to use in my classroom.  Since I love all things techy, this new toy has been A LOT of fun for me. I plan on sharing how I’ve used the … Continue reading

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Imbalance Problems

It seems like every blog post I go to write starts with how much I love reading other people’s math blogs… 🙂  I just can’t help it!  If you’re not reading the great blogs out there – you need to … Continue reading

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Paper Folding Puzzles – Very Cool!

I keep meaning to post these great puzzles… Both of these puzzles are from Erik Demaine’s website.  He is a Professor at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Seriously – check out the site!  There are all sorts of … Continue reading

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Math Games Session

On Thursday I attended (and hosted a session at) Faye Brownlie’s 3-part professional development series in Coquitlam.  My session looked at how we can use math games as formative assessments for students. We played what my students call the Tetris Game … Continue reading

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