Build Math Confidence March 2022 Volume 154
Upcoming Math Confidence Event
Friday March 18 Algebra I in Middle School? LIMACON in person Long Island NY
Open Stax: Free Online Textbooks
Open Stax has free textbooks and resources for all Subjects including Math. This not-for-profit's goal is to improve learning outcomes for students and advance the field of learning science. "As the world’s leading open educational resource (OER) publisher, OpenStax is committed to providing students everywhere with high-quality, free learning materials. There are over 45 free OER textbooks in our library. We believe that every college and university shares in our mission of improving educational access and learning for everyone" I am considering using their Precalculus book next Fall to help students learn with a free and open textbook!
The Geometry of Pasta
Math is found in many places including food! I first saw this book at my favorite pasta take-away: Chelsea Market's Very Fresh Noodles. Authors designer Caz Hildebrand and chef Jacob Kenedy have created a tome based on the "Italians' preoccupation with choosing the right pasta shape to go with the right sauce. Inspired by the geometric black-and-white drawings of the classic 1891 Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi, Hildebrand approached Kenedy for recipes to meld the idea of food and shape -- check out more about this book on The Geometry of Pasta on Instagram.
Numble: Just like Wordle but Math!
"Numble is a game like Wordle, but for math nerds. You guess an equation in 6 guesses or less, with a new equation every day!" Order of operations is followed (DMAS: Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction) and you have 6 tries to guess the hidden equation.
Like Wordle, there is feedback to let you know if you are on the right track (or not!)
I have added this game to the nightly round of puzzles that includes Wordle and Spelling Bee.
Brain Puzzler
For the solution to February's Brain Puzzler click here.
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz