A revised and updated New Year resolutions for Mathematics teachers will be published on Saturday Jan 4th. In the meantime, check some number properties for 2014 and think about playing the 2014 Year Game with your students.
From Tanya Khovanova’s Number Gossip we see that 2014 has the above properties; the various properties discussed here could make an interesting series of starters; even though number bases are not on any specification I think they are well worth investigating – why stick to base 10?! Checking WolframAlpha for properties of 2014 (and a reminder that you can precede any WolframAlpha query with handwritten for a less formal font and diagrams) we can see various properties including the binary form confirming the fact that 2014 is odious.
Your students might like the Math Forum Year Game. How many numbers from 1 to 100 can you generate using the digits of 2014? Unlike Countdown which uses only the four operations and brackets, additional operations are allowed – but see the detailed rules.
As is traditional for bloggers at this time of year – these are the Top 20 Posts of 2013.
The wonderful people at WordPress sent me an annual report for this blog, I quote:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
So thank you so much for reading and wishing everyone a very happy 2014.