Monthly Archives: January 2012

Math to Social Studies: “We’re not so different, you and me.”

[Social Studies wanders into the break room, looking to have a few minutes of peace and quiet before heading back to work only to find Math already sitting, sipping slowly on a half-full mug of coffee.] Social Studies: Oh, hi … Continue reading

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“Equation Ratscrew”

I used to love “Egyptian Ratscrew” (also called “Egyptian Rat Slap” for the more easily offended I suppose). We used to play it all the time in my Physics/Calculus class. It combined the speed of “Speed” with the ferocity of … Continue reading

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Can we make an even “edgier” brownie pan? What about the “perfect” brownie pan?

Artifact This, my friends, is part math, part food, part art, all deliciousness: It’s the all edge brownie pan, which I found from my new Favorite Website of All Time, Reasons to Go Broke. Here’s the description from the Amazon … Continue reading

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