# Math Teachers at Play Blog Carnival No.37 – Join the Party!

Welcome to the 37th edition of the Math Teachers at Play blog carnival. I’m delighted to host the carnival here this month at Maths Insider!

For those new to the Math Teachers at Play carnival, this carnival celebrates some of the best maths teaching articles written by teachers, parents and bloggers each month. Along with the articles submitted, I’ve added some gems that I’ve found and shared on the Maths Insider Twitter and Facebook pages over the past weeks (Click those links to follow me and read maths goodies that have caught my eye!)

In keeping with tradition, I’ve presented a “37” puzzle and some interesting arithmetic facts about the number 37 below.

# Let the carnival begin!

## ELEMENTARY CONCEPTS

• Nicole Taulman mixed maths and nature and explains, “On a Spring Day we just had to get some Math outside! This was a fun Spring math activity that incorporated butterflies, pebbles, sidewalk chalk and the great outdoors.” Find out how in Spring Math ~ Taking it Outside! posted at Journey to Excellence

## MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES

• James Tanton shares “why” in his essay: What Made Me a Mathematician “This piece is the opening introduction to my THINKING MATHEMATICS! series. I’ve had many requests to share this piece as I describe in it an intellectual experience that I truly believe made me a mathematician. It is all about my bedroom ceiling and the design on it I looked at every night as a youngster going to sleep.” It’s posted at www.jamestanton.com.

• Mark Eichenlaub uses a lesson on the volume and surface area of a sphere to assert that teachers can simplify mathematical definitions to help students understand complex concepts in My Brown Big Spiders posted at Arcsecond.

## BASIC ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 37th edition of the Math Teachers at Play carnival!

The May carnival will be hosted by Guillermo Bautista at Mathematics and Multimedia.

Also, check out  the other math carnivals : Carnival of Mathematics and Mathematics in Multimedia Carnival.

Puzzle and arithmetic facts from thirty-seven.org. Photos by ElektroSpaceRanger, ?Kentigern?, Leo Reynolds

Did you work out the answer to the puzzle? What was your favourite part of this carnival? Tell me in the comments below!

About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

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## 10 thoughts on “Math Teachers at Play Blog Carnival No.37 – Join the Party!”

1. Caroline, thanks for all of your hard work putting together such a fun carnival! The layout is great and I’m really looking forward to investigating the articles. Thank you for including me! :)

• Thanks for contributing your article! Glad you liked the layout. I’m sure you’ll love many of the articles in this months carnival!

2. Great job! I love the cool facts about 37. :) Thank you for hosting!

• Thank you Denise for starting the Math Teachers at Play carnival! It’s great to such a wide variety of maths teaching articles all in one place each month.

3. Caroline, thanks so much for compiling all these wonderful articles, and for including mine. I’m glad to know about Math Insider–a great resource that I’ll be using myself and recommending to others.

• Thanks for your kind words – glad that Maths Insider has found Coach G too!

4. Nice collection. Unfortunately, it seems that I have forgotten to submit. LOL. Anyway, Caroline, you are also invited to host the Math and Multimedia Carnival. And others of course who are interested.

5. Barry M says:

This is so wonderful. Thank you all for your contributions. I cannot wait to dig in!

6. Kishan Dobariya says:

(gamma 5 ) + (sigma 5) – ((5+5)/5)