Table Talk Book Math Challenge

In the last few weeks I have been getting in the amazing books from Dave Burgess Consulting Inc and the new IMpress. After I finish reading the books, I always go over them several times and stack them on each other. My son the other day was taking one of his toys and seeing if he could match the toy height with the books to make a tower. I asked him how many books he had to use to get them even. He went through various books trying to get the right height for the stack of books to his toy. He finally put up: Lead like a Pirate, Table Talk Math (ironically), Unmapped Potential and Teacher Myth to get he hight right for his 6″ toy. I told him good job and then asked him how many pages that was. He looked at me with an: “What?” look on his face. the later flipped to the back and told me the page numbers. So, this got me thinking of a great challenge you can do with students.

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MMm… Pizza Math

Hello Everyone,

As I said, for the month of May I am bringing Math to everyone in fun and exciting ways thanks to books like: Table Talk Math, Classroom Chef, Teaching Math with Google Apps and more. This one comes straight out of Google Math, Instant Relevance and even Play like a Pirate. How may you ask? Let’s find out.

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Instant Relevance Review

Earlier this week on top of trying to complete three homework assignments and dissertation proposal updates, I was able to read Instant Relevance by Denis Sheeran. The latest in awesome books from Dave Burgess Consulting Inc. Denis perfectly captures a book that looks at what is relevant today from pop culture to food and apply it to the classroom. An over thirteen year Math veteran, Denis instills humor, relevance and fun into his lessons, projects and resources in this book. Something that really stood out to me in the book was about when we aren’t in the classroom and discovering … Continue reading Instant Relevance Review