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The 10 Most Popular Posts of December (and All of 2011) — Best of 2011

You know how you check the time, and sometimes you're SO surprised by how much time has passed (often, wasted) that you have to say it to yourself out loud to really sink in, like "What? It's 11 o' clock??!" Well, this does it silently. I NEED this clock.


Accounting 2

Our best-selling Accounting 2 guide has now gotten even better, thanks to the latest up-to-date information added to the original text. The new material within this 6 page guide goes further into the various accounting practices that businesses use to keep financially afloat; mathematical equations,


Fun Bottle Top Addition Game. Playful Maths

This is very cool and easy math activity and found very useful to teach sorting and counting. I would pass this pin. Children will match the same color of pom-pom with the bottle color.


Newell's Nook features this colorful poster with the acronym MATH: Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen. It is a tool for teachers who teach growth mindset in their classrooms and support students in seeing the power of mistakes in the learning process. It's a reminder that all mathematical thinking is valuable and can help us learn!


3 theories for the shape of the universe: (a) positive curvature, (b) negative curvature, and (c) zero curvature. Observations suggest that the three spatial dimensions of our universe have a flat or nearly flat geometry. The density parameter Ω0 is the ratio of the density of the universe to the critical density. By this definition Ω0= 1 for a flat universe.


Learning with Cupcake Liners!

Using cupcake liners for math can be an easy way to prepare a new activity! This counting money game looks like fun, plus there are other suggestions for using the same format!


The Mathematics of Beauty The Fibonacci Sequence is a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the previous two—i.e., 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…and so on to infinity. The ratio of one number to the next is approximately 1.61803, which is called “phi”, or the Golden Ratio. It’s not a magical mathematical equation of the universe, but it definitely reflects natural, aesthetically beautiful patterns.