Monthly Archives: October 2013

Of word problems and place values

If you google “Abbott & Costello 7 x 13 = 28″, you can get a funny sketch of how to show 7 x 13 = 28 by dividing, multiplying and adding. There are a couple of versions, and in one … Continue reading

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The broken stick problem

A slick solution to the broken stick problem or otherwise known as the uncooked spaghetti problem

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