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Why Math Education Needs Puzzles. Slides from talk I gave recently at the Gathering 4 (Martin) Gardner.

Why Math Education Needs Puzzles. Slides from the talk Scott Kim gave at the Gathering 4 Gardner.

Miegakure. A videogame in development, described as a puzzle-platformer in four dimensions. Finally!

A videogame in development, described as a puzzle-platformer in four dimensions.

Education / TED Math class without hand calculation? Estonia is moving toward it  Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May February 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm EST

Maths does not equal calculating. Project for maths curriculum with computer-based computation. Steer away from hand calculation, towards problem solving.

The Myth about Traditional Math Education explodes the commonly held idea (I'm guilty) that "traditional" math ed means rote memorization. He cites a thoughtful 1940s textbook explaining fractions nicely.

The Myth about Traditional Math Education explodes the commonly held idea (I'm guilty) that "traditional" math ed means rote memorization. He cites a thoughtful textbook explaining fractions nicely.

Tim Chartier performs mime-matics shows the explore mathematical ideas through mime.

Tim Chartier performs mime-matics shows the explore mathematical ideas through mime.

Don't just read about math, do it, using lessons woven into a live copy of Mathematica.

Don't just read about math, do it, using lessons woven into a live copy of Mathematica.

UK TV personality and math hero Carol Vorderman started her Online Maths School as online help/tutoring for kids.

Improve your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for year olds. Kids can watch her maths videos, play games, practice and get a REAL MEDAL with the 30 day challenge.

Math Munch is a kid-friendly site that profiles cool math people doing cool math (and often art) things. Perfect for teachers to show to students.

Math Munch is a kid-friendly site that profiles cool math people doing cool math (and often art) things. Perfect for teachers to show to students.

Arthur Benjamin, mathemagician, does mental math faster than a calculator in his TED video, and shows you how in his book.

Arthur Benjamin, mathemagician, does mental math faster than a calculator in his TED video, and shows you how in his book.

Game= Overgrowth, fairly interesting sandbox concept, still in alpha.  http://www.wolfire.com/overgrowth

Overgrowth / A action-adventure game coming soon from the independent game studio, Wolfire Games. It is the spiritual successor to Lugaru.

Notes on a Triangle, short animation by René Jodoin (1966). A triangle splits and rejoins in a dazzling waltz of geometric relationships.

Notes on a Triangle, a short animation by René Jodoin, In this treasure from the National Film Board of Canada, an equilateral triangle splits apart and reconfigures in a dazzling waltz of geometric relationships.

Apps in Education created a poster of apps that go with each level of the SAMR Model.

Apps in Education: SAMR Model Apps Poster An infographic that gives some different apps to progress through the SAMR model using iPods/iPads.

Sphereland, the sequel to the fabulous Flatland movie, arrives on DVD in 2012, taking us further into the fourth dimension.

Sphereland, the sequel to the fabulous Flatland movie, arrives on DVD in taking us further into the fourth dimension.

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