What is the shortest distance from the edge of the square to the edge of the circle in the centre of the square if the area surrounding the circle equals the area within the circle?
Find the area of triangle ACD.
Claim: There is a convex deltahedron with every even number of faces from 4 to 20, except one. https://twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/status/1042234752453898240 What is the most the least convex deltahedron you can find? What is the most convex non-convex deltahedron you can find?
A standard six-sided die spontaneously starts to divide like a living cell. The spots on the die move during the process and spread across the faces of the resulting pair of dice. That is, the two daughter dice share between them the spots from the original parent die, but possibly in new locations. After a … Continue reading Dividing Dice
Imagine your calculator is broken. Although it will still display numbers, only the 4 key, + key, = key, and clear key work. Starting at 0, can you get the calculator to display 1000? What is the fastest way, with the fewest button presses?
For "The Virtual Conference of Mathematical Flavors", I share my vision for for making Mathematics playful and creative in the classroom.
Find all configurations of four (distinct) points in the place that will determine exactly two distinct (non-zero) distances.
On the precipice, on the edge of the first day of the first placement, I feel time poor. I feel like I've been doing all this stuff for uni but that none of it helps me be prepared for tomorrow. Tomorrow, I step into the classroom and the students problems become my problems. Tomorrow is … Continue reading The day before…
Reflecting on your practice as a pre-service teacher seems both impossible and critical, as you approach your teaching practicum. On the one hand, you have no experience being a teacher in a classroom context to have developed a practice on which to reflect. Sure, you have observed, you have read, you have simulated, and you … Continue reading A thought about thinking