Cartalk puzzler #2 logic – Rowena’s Picture

Here’s a great puzzler for logic. Princess Rowena Evil King Raymond and the White Knight RAY: This puzzler comes from the days of knights and kings and fair maidens. Once upon a time, the fair maiden Rowena wished to wed. Her father, the evil King Raymond has devised a way to drive off suitors. He […]

Paper Towels WCYDWT

As the subtitle to this blog suggests, I look for patterns.  What questions do you have after seeing these three pictures of paper towel packaging?   Addition:  For those who’d like the prices for the “giant” and “big”.  

(Virtual) Scavenger Hunt – Pairs of Angles

I put together this quick six question activity that combines pairs of angles (complementary, supplementary, linear pairs, and vertical angles) and some basic algebra.  The idea is that the students need to answer the question, then to get to the next problem they need to go to a webpage with the answer in the url […]

Car Talk Puzzler (Dance Party)

I don’t know if you listen to Car Talk, but maybe you should give it a try.  Its a weekly radio show on NPR and podcasts are available.  Essentially it is a call-in show for car questions and the hosts, Tom and Ray (aka Click and Clack), are very funny and their answers are pretty […]

Knockoff Project: The Aftermath

The first project that we did in Applied math was called the Knockoff Project.  This was a brand new project meant to utilize the 21st century classroom and the Project Based Learning initiative that this class is now based on.  The drive behind the project was to design a “knockoff” phone that improved on the […]

Spot the error.

He is a birthday present from my sister in law.  Awesome gift, I’m going to put it over the clock in my room (there would be rioting, but the kids can’t read an analogue clock anyway). But can you spot the error?