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John Golden
Works at Grand Valley State University
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Grand Haven, MI
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new post: some fun geometry from a Futility Closet post. Parabolas, circles and Archimedes... so you know it's a good time.
So the Futility Closet, a constant source of neat results, puzzles, quotes and more, posted this pretty result: As with many visual theorems, my first impulse was to make a dynamic visualization. Off to GeoGebra! But I quic...
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Some of the history of Gauss that we cover in our math capstone, and a fun modular arithmetic game.
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A decimal multiplication game, light on strategy, heavy on engagement. Hold the mayo.
 My last three games for Mr. Schiller's 5th graders have all been about decimals. They worked pretty well, and I definitely tried new things for myself as an educational game designer. The first game came when they were fir...
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Many fascinating submissions.
Welcome to this months Carnival of Mathematics! I thought it was auspicious that this is 108, a number closely connected with the Golden Ratio, because of its appearance in the regular pentagon. (I am also Golden, if you ca...
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Help, please! Ideas for a teach in on inequality.
Got this email, and I'm wondering how a math educator should respond: Dear Colleague, A teach-in is being planned for the purpose of mutual education among students, faculty and staff of the GVSU community.  The teach-in is ...
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Math and Inequality
Got this email, and I'm wondering how a math educator should respond: Dear Colleague, A
teach-in is being planned for the purpose of mutual education among
students, faculty and staff of the GVSU community.  The teach-in is
designed to address topics rel...
Got this email, and I'm wondering how a math educator should respond: Dear Colleague, A teach-in is being planned for the purpose of mutual education among students, faculty and staff of the GVSU community.  The teach-in is ...
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Archimedes' Twin Circles
So the Futility Closet , a constant source of neat results, puzzles, quotes and more, posted this pretty result : As with many visual theorems, my first impulse was to make a dynamic visualization. Off to GeoGebra! But I quickly hit a snag... I didn't know ...
So the Futility Closet, a constant source of neat results, puzzles, quotes and more, posted this pretty result: As with many visual theorems, my first impulse was to make a dynamic visualization. Off to GeoGebra! But I quic...
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Very good. But, since he's doing that in GeoGebra anyway, he should export the work as a web page not as a Java applet. It'll load much faster with exactly same functionality
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Gaussian Skirmish
I have a particular fondness for Gauss, as he was my entry into math history. John Hocking, whom I usually refer to as my undergraduate math guru, was, by great fortune, my math teacher for the first two years at Michigan State. A good researcher himself, h...
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Decimal Games: Burger Time
 My last three games for Mr. Schiller's 5th graders have all been about
decimals. They worked pretty well, and I definitely tried new things for
myself as an educational game designer. The first game came when they were first digging into decimal multipli...
 My last three games for Mr. Schiller's 5th graders have all been about decimals. They worked pretty well, and I definitely tried new things for myself as an educational game designer. The first game came when they were fir...
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Carnival of Mathematics 108
Welcome to this months Carnival of Mathematics! I thought it was auspicious that this is 108, a number closely connected with the Golden Ratio, because of its appearance in the regular pentagon. (I am also Golden, if you can't see the auspices.) 108 is pret...
Welcome to this months Carnival of Mathematics! I thought it was auspicious that this is 108, a number closely connected with the Golden Ratio, because of its appearance in the regular pentagon. (I am also Golden, if you ca...
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Christian, Husband, Father, Math Ed prof at GVSU in West Michigan, gamer, goofball.
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    Astrophysics, 1982 - 1986
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