Needing a little spot of peace in the crazy end of year rush?
Typically, the Playful Math Education Blog Carnival is SO chock full of amazing blogs and information that I can’t get through a carnival in one go, there are just too many great rabbit trails.
I’ve deliberately toned this one down to a bite size carnival to finish off the year. I hope you find something great to inspire you in all the end of year noise! Find a comfy seat, make yourself a cup of coffee, or a chai and come and relax with me!
First a little puzzle fun.
Can you finish this sequence? What pattern do you see?
31, 94, 47, 142, 71, 214, 107, 322…
What two numbers multiply to -161 and add up to -16?
You can find the answer to this one at ResearchManiacs
Digital Art by Timothy Buijs
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Relax with some Math and Art
Investigate concentric circles with Math Mama and create some onion art.
Find a whole host of art activities at Artful Maths.
Relax with some Math and Music
These Math + Music activities at NRICH math are a great way to incorporate some music into your math lessons.
Brighterly has a round up of math songs for our littlest ones.
A ready to go Math/Music lesson by Get the Math.
Project Nile considers the relationship between Poetry, Math and Music.
Ponder the question, ‘Can music make you better at math?” with You’ve Got This Math.
An interesting post from last year by Math Scholar, Bach as Mathematician.
Relax with some Math and Nature
The Ginger Teacher gives us some good ways to teach math in nature.
What if Math Is a Fundamental Part of Nature, Not Something Humans Came Up With? by Clare Watson challenges us to consider how we view the world.
The Geometry of Life – When Mathematics Meets Synthetic Biology is a short video from Nature showing how scientists are working with mathematical tiling principles in biology.
More from around the Web.
- Math Giraffe helps us with teaching circle theromes.
- Jenna Laib from Embrace the Challenge has a fun lesson with Turtle Time Trials and Leveraging Creativity to Deepen Mathematical Understanding.
- Information is Beautiful wows us with the IIB Awards Shortlist!
- Math in the Media Digest has great activities to support the math reported in current events.
- Jo Bolar has an article published for educators, titled ‘Educators, You’re the Real Experts. Here’s How to Defend Your Profession‘.
- This is an older post, for those of us who have chosen to home educate our children. Dawn Garrett speaks on How to Homeschool with Confidence. A great refresher as we approach another year!
- For my entry into the carnival consider ‘strewing’ for math learning!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the last Playful Math Carnival you can find it HERE. Denise is looking for more people to host carnivals, if you love math why not have a go? You can register your interest HERE.
That’s all for this carnival! I hope you all have a restful holiday break!