Math Mind Hacks is a series of mini-posters about quick, smart activities that grow mathematical minds. Today’s poster is inspired by a quote from George Polya, a mathematics educator most famous for his work on accessible, meaningful, fun problem-solving techniques.…

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Math Mind Hacks is a series of mini-posters about quick, smart activities that grow mathematical minds. Today’s hack is inspired by a story Gregorio Morales told in response to my interview 5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus: I work with children 12-16…

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We’ve all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another. Annie Murphy Paul Remind your daughter that girls are smart before she…

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Tweet Asking “What if?..” always opens up mathematical possibilities. But this hack is about scale analysis, ratio and proportion, and other spatial reasoning skills. Yet it also helps with general problem-solving and imagination. Photo sources: the skies; the hands; eye/mouth. It’s a remake…

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