- Where in the world is Iraq? // Scholastic Math;2/14/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p3
Presents a question on how many U.S. people ages of 18 and 24 could identify Iraq on a world map given the total number of people in that age bracket in the U.S.
- Mount on the Move? // Scholastic Math;2/2/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p3
Presents a mathematical quiz on the movement of Mount Rushmore depending on temperature changes.
- A hint is not always a help. Perrenet, Jacob; Groen, Wim // Educational Studies in Mathematics;Dec93, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p307
Discusses the effectiveness of hints for solving mathematical problems. Stimulation of concrete actions; Ineffectivity of warnings against certain mistakes; Principle of minimal help.
- Students' ability to visualize set expressions: An initial... Hodgson, Ted // Educational Studies in Mathematics;Mar1996, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p159
States that visualization is a powerful tool for solving mathematical problems. Use of Venn diagrams; Study done on 92 university students; Results of study; Analysis of translating errors.
- The equation: -2 = (-8)1/3 = (-8)2/6 = [(-8)2]1/6 = 2. Goel, Sudhir K.; Robillard, Michael S. // Educational Studies in Mathematics;Sep97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p319
Presents a response to an article in the July 1995 edition of `Educational Studies in Mathematics,' in which the authors R. Even and D. Tirosh claim that the quantity (-8)1/3 is undefied. Attempt to show that the reasoning given by Even and Tirosh is flawed.
- To define or not to define: The case of (-8)1/3. Tirosh, Dina; Even, Ruhama // Educational Studies in Mathematics;Sep97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p321
Discusses two possible approaches to the mathematical equation (-8)1/3. Rational exponent theorem; Teachers' conceptions of (-8)1/3; Whether (-8)1/3 should be defined.
- Numbers in words. Dye, Bryan // Mathematics Teaching;Mar96, Issue 154, p5
Describes how the author's pupils respond to a mathematical puzzle called Mathematical Pie. Question of the largest and smallest number that can be expressed in words in which all the letters are different; Bewilderment expressed by a nine-year-old student; Arguments in favor of what a child...
- Every dog has his day. // Boys' Quest;Dec96/Jan97, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p40
Presents a math activity section for kids.
- Baseball with a twist. // U+S+ Kids;Jun95, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p27
Presents a math puzzle for children using baseball bases.