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Patrick Honner

Works at NYC DOE

Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lived in Brooklyn, NY

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I was quite surprised to find myself prominently featured in this New Yorker piece by Siobhan Roberts! And there's a growing consensus that, yes, that's me on the surfboard.

These steamy months, now coming to an end, provide a hothouse for the idylls of scientific research. Credit Illustration by Keith Negley

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Antonia Malchik

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What a fun article! And picture :)

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I'm really enjoying Good Fences, the geometric tiling game by Craig Kaplan.

The game is fun and challenging, and was a product of research Craig presented at the 2015 MOVES conference.

http://isohedral.net/goodfences/

The game is fun and challenging, and was a product of research Craig presented at the 2015 MOVES conference.

http://isohedral.net/goodfences/

Good Fences: an interactive collection of mercilessly difficult geometric logic puzzles, by Craig S. Kaplan.

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8/17/15 -- Happy Right Triangle Day! Enjoy being right today.

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15173

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15173

It's 8/17/15, or as I like to think of it, Right Triangle Day! Since $latex 8^2 + 15^2 = 17^2$ we know that 8, 15, and 17 are the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. Informally, we say this ...

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+Ove Daae Lampe Not Europeans. Normal people. Almost everywhere except China, Hungary and some others (2015/8/17) and the USA.

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A short video showcase of the 2015 Bridges Mathematical Art Gallery at Towson University.

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+Edmund Harriss, a nice shot of our p-adic piece is in this video :)

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Stumbled upon this *Gallery of Named Graphs* today. A beautiful document!

http://altermundus.fr/downloads/documents/NamedGraphs.pdf

http://altermundus.fr/downloads/documents/NamedGraphs.pdf

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Maybe you can Tik one up and submit it to the authors, +Richard Green. Might need a few pages, though. :-)

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Fun today at the Museum of Mathematics! I love the various levels of triangles emerging in this hexagonal tiling.

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+Antonia Malchik's "The End of Walking" was just shared by a friend several worlds apart from this one, which is a good reason for me to re-share it here.

http://aeon.co/magazine/society/step-by-step-americans-are-sacrificing-the-right-to-walk/

http://aeon.co/magazine/society/step-by-step-americans-are-sacrificing-the-right-to-walk/

In Orwellian fashion, Americans have been stripped of the right to walk, challenging their humanity, freedom and health

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Thanks for reading and sharing, +Patrick Honner!

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Pretty sure this question on the New York State Geometry exam was inspired by Steven Strogatz.

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15059

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15059

When I saw this question on the 2015 Common Core Geometry Regents exam, I couldn't help but think of mathematician and author Steven Strogatz. Strogatz wrote a popular series on math in the New Yor...

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Still undecided if the question is clever, obfuscating, or designed to allow the student to cheat by measuring instead of knowing the math.

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I really don't understand why we have test questions like this on high-stakes exams.

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15066

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15066

Here is another installment in my series reviewing the NY State Regents exams in mathematics. I really do not understand the point of questions like this, from the June 2015 Geometry Regents exam. ...

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This question belongs in the vocabulary section; not math. I have no idea what an "altitude" is, and I suspect I will never hear anyone use this word in this way in the real world.

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I'm looking forward to the upcoming MOVES conference, hosted at the Museum of Mathematics. I'll be presenting "Games on Graphs" on the activity track, and I'm looking forward to talks by John Conway, +David Richeson , Tim Chartier, Jim Propp, Colm Mulcahy, James Tanton, and others! (And maybe the first 10 minutes of +Christopher Hanusa's talk)

You can check out the entire program here: http://momath.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/MOVES-2015-program.pdf

http://momath.org/moves-conference/

You can check out the entire program here: http://momath.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/MOVES-2015-program.pdf

http://momath.org/moves-conference/

The Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

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See you there.

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The Common Core standards for Geometry have a much larger emphasis on the role of *transformations* in establishing congruence and similarity. As teachers, we had very little indication how such concepts would be tested, and so we met the inaugural Common Core Geometry exam with some anxiety.

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15091

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15091

Here is another installment in my series reviewing the NY State Regents exams in mathematics. June, 2015, saw the administration of the first Common Core Geometry Regents exam in New York. I led a...

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Those questions look difficult, but not entirely unreasonable, like the sort of thing future math majors should know, and others won't have need of. I vaguely recall congruent triangles as an important concept in high school that never came up again in school or in life, but that's OK, because they seem like a good playing field for practicing mathematical thinking, which is important in any field.

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Some problematic 3D geometry questions from the new Common Core Geometry exam in New York.

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15055

http://mrhonner.com/archives/15055

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Who designs the tests now? By practicing experts I guess you mean the folks who create the SAT and similar tests?

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- University of Wisconsin-MadisonMathematics
- Wayne State UniversityMathematics, Philosophy

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Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

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I write about Mathematics and Teaching at www.MrHonner.com.

I am a two-time recipient of Math for America's Master Teacher Fellowship, a Sloan award winner, and the runner-up for the Inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching, presented by the Museum of Mathematics.

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Tell Me Why You Blog function-of-time.blogspot.com So, as much to my surprise as anyone's, I'm not only talking at NCTM in April but they made me a featured speaker? Only freaking out a littl |

What do we learn from our students? anglesofreflection.blogspot.com It's been a while--partly because of work, and partly because I just found out about the death two summers ago of one of my former students, |

Mathematical Association of America plus.google.com The largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. |

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Math Photo: Straw Cylinders « Mr Honner mrhonner.com Skip to content. Home · Sample Page · Table Number · Hits and At-Bats · 837751 · Hardest Word to Guess · Brooklyn to Burlington · Math and L |

Math Art: Kolam Spirals « Mr Honner mrhonner.com Skip to content. Home · Sample Page · Table Number · Hits and At-Bats · 837751 · Hardest Word to Guess · Brooklyn to Burlington · Math and L |

Math Art: Starburst, by Tim Locke « Mr Honner mrhonner.com |

White Group A level JC H2 Maths tuition: 92nd Carnival of Mathematics www.whitegroupmaths.com Ninety-two isn't any ordinary number; it is associated with "royalty". How does that work out? It represents the number of solutions to whic |

Math Art: Student Sliceforms « Mr Honner mrhonner.com |

Math Photo: Sharp Tangency « Mr Honner mrhonner.com |

9/15/12 — Happy Right Triangle Day! « Mr Honner mrhonner.com |

The Algebra of Coffee Consumption « Mr Honner mrhonner.com |