Friday, March 5, 2010

A Day of Finance

Today I had the pleasure of going on a field trip with 4 completely pleasant, open-minded girls, who were willing to go on an adventure, to look at something new without fear or hesitation, but rather with curiosity and a desire to expand their worlds.   We made it through the NY Fed's rigorous screening (!), received packets of shredded money, looked at pork bellies, soybeans and Bloomberg terminals, and took our photographs at the Bull at Bowling Green.    I am excited by the opportunity that they sought and embraced.  Who knew this field trip, reluctantly planned, would one of my best teaching days ever?  Thanks, girls!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pi Day Digits


just a start!

World Maths Day

A great online contest that can connect you GLOBALLY and MATHEMATICALLY (What could be better?).  Check out this website:

and let me know if you want to participate.  The way it works is this:

I sign you up so you can log on.  You are matched with someone else somewhere in the world for a one minute math contest. The math is pretty simple - adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers.  You have one minute and you can see how well you are doing versus your competitor. 

Oh - and every contest you play will earn you 3 extra homework points.

What do you think?  Take the challenge!