Road Trip 2012-13
Links and Resources
1. Next time you're at the library, check out the "I Hate Mathematics Book", by Marilyn Burns. No matter what you thought when you started, you'll want to rename the book before you're through!
2. Play games on a torus! Start on the main page to figure out what a torus is and how how the surface works. Then try the maze. When you manage that, challenge yourself with torus tic tac toe. Ready to try playing games on even more mind-boggling surfaces? Go back to the main page and try the games on a Klein Bottle!
3. Try these tricky folding paper problems to challenge your spatial reasoning.
4. Count the cubes. Sound easy? You’re being timed, and the pictures are 3-d. Better use some math and have a good sense of perspective.
6. Next time you're at the library, check out The Number Devil, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Complex math concepts made accessible and fun.
17. Excellent collection of archived “problems of the week,” adaptable for different difficulty levels.
5. The universe, to scale.
6. Design a park – and learn about percents.
7. Building equations from tiles. Think fast!
12. Pi song; pi memorization
13. Number path game
16. Short movies, quizzes, and activities on various topics. Some materials are free; others by subscription. Includes other subjects besides math, as well.
18. Mine-hunting game using clues on a grid.
19. Become lightning-fast at arithmetic. Learn some mental math shortcuts in the “calculation tips” section here.