It’s Halloween, and your treat bag is full of trick-or-treat candy. If you have 8 Snickers bars, and three times as many Tootsie Rolls, how many more Tootsie Rolls do you have than Snickers bars? Here are some ideas for …[Continue]

# Math Resources

## Units of Measurement

What do inches, pints, centimeters, degrees, kilobytes and seconds all have in common? They are units of measurement. Learning when to use which unit, and how to convert from one to another is this week’s topic….[Continue]

## Pi Day

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Regardless of the size of the circle, pi is always the same irrational number: approximately 3.14. Thirty years ago, physicist Larry Shaw created a Pi Day celebration …[Continue]

## Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer and a pioneering computer programmer. Among other accomplishments, Admiral Hopper was instrumental in the development of the computer programming language COBOL. Here’s another fun …[Continue]

## Pi Day

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Regardless of the size of the circle, pi is always the same irrational number: approximately 3.14. Thirty years ago, physicist Larry Shaw created a Pi Day celebration …[Continue]

## Halloween Math

It’s Halloween, and your treat bag is full of trick-or-treat candy. If you have 8 Snickers bars, and three times as many Tootsie Rolls, how many more Tootsie Rolls do you have than Snickers bars?…[Continue]

## Pi Approximation Day

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Regardless of the size of the circle, pi is always the same irrational number: approximately 3.14 or 22 divided by 7. Because July 22 is 22/7 in …[Continue]

## Metric System

Here in the states, we’re stuck between two measurement systems: the U.S. standard of inches, feet, yards, miles, ounces and pounds, and the decimal-based metric system used nearly everywhere else. How big is the bottle of soda you’re bringing to …[Continue]

## Real World Math

In honor of April’s status as Math Education Month, I’m starting off the month with a look at how math is used in our everyday lives. Like the little girl in Jon Scieszka’s Math Curse who wakes up to find …[Continue]

## Halloween Math

It’s Halloween, and your treat bag is full of trick-or-treat candy. If you have 8 Snickers bars, and three times as many Tootsie Rolls, how many more Tootsie Rolls do you have than Snickers bars?…[Continue]