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Two-Dollar Bill: What are the Chances?

Two-Dollar Bill: What are the Chances?

Over the weekend, my husband was at a local coffee shop and the change he received for his large hot mocha included a two-dollar bill. The bill was crisp and clean; series dated 2003A, and looked like it had never seen the insides of a wallet. And that got me wondering to when the last time was that I had seen a two-dollar bill. Two-dollar Tid-bits I did a search about the two-dollar bill on the w... Read More »

Bringing Math Alive with Virtual Manipulatives – Surface Area of Prisms

Bringing Math Alive with Virtual Manipulatives – Surface Area of Prisms

There’s only so much you can do with a cardboard box. But, technology can ease and enhance the delivery of meaningful math lessons such as the one my colleague, Mrs. A, is planning for her’s 8th grade students on finding the surface area of rectangular prisms. Last week Mrs. A. shared with me her idea of using realia such as cereal boxes or soda can cases to unwrap, or break apart, in order ... Read More »

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