According to US Census records, Sarah E. Goode was born in Ohio. However, other details of her early life are hazy, and reports are conflicting. One thing is for sure: Goode made history in 1885 by being the first (or possibly second) African-American woman to receive a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]
Imagine my surprise when I walked into a local middle school to watch my son’s music concert and saw this beautiful sight! What else would a math teacher do but to stop and take a picture? Of course, my children were horrified. My sweet daughter tried to get in the picture, but I found myself […]
It is almost here—March 14! The day when all math geeks (and friends of Einstein) unite. To celebrate this wonderful day we have put together a fun-filled lab full of hands-on activities to get your students excited about circles. Your students will see pi form before their eyes as they create a paper chain with its digits. The classroom walls will be polka dotted with circles labeled with area and circumference. Lastly, your funny bone will be tickled when your students display funny jokes about their favorite number. We promise you, after this day, your students will never look at a circle the same way again.