So it’s that time of year again – time to reflect and time for (updated) resolutions! Several posts linked to in the presentation have also been updated.
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It seems to be traditional to look at number properties for the year, 2015 in this case obviously and happily The Mathematical Association of America have already done that (…and how’s this for a resolution? Don’t waste time creating some whizzy resource, somebody may well have done it already, worry about how your students are learning) – see the MAA post 2015 (for fans of number properties you will enjoy their blog!). We could of course also use Number Gossip, or WolframAlpha.
Your students might like the Math Forum Year Game. How many numbers from 1 to 100 can you generate using the digits of 2015? Unlike Countdown which uses only the four operations and brackets, additional operations are allowed – but see the detailed rules.
It seems traditional at this time of year to look back at the last year and see which posts have been the most popular; I have seen so many post of this kind today that I suspect everyone will be weary of them (I’m inclined to agree with my daughter who said of her own blog Statistics “nobody cares but me!”)
Having said that many of these have in fact been popular since I first wrote them (before 2014). This is a useful exercise in that it shows the interests of readers and I will revisit many of the topics here in the coming year. (At this point I shall choose to believe WordPress who said in their end of year report “Some of your most popular posts were written before 2014. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.”). So here they are – feel free to ignore (but I promise to note what seems to work well).
to educators and students everywhere. Thank you so much for reading in 2014. (See Symbols post if you like the calculator font).