I invented a new game for factoring quadratic trinomials over the summer break. After waiting to get to quadratics, I'm excited that this week I was finally able to play it with my Algebra 2 classes. As I was planning, I was thinking about how to motivate teaching factoring. In…

Petals Around the Rose

Firstly, credit where it is due: I was given this idea by Sarah Hagan, who found it on Annie Forest's blog. So, thanks! So, Petals Around the Rose (the name is really important!) is a game/puzzle which, if you followed that link just now, is likely making you really…

The Square Root Game

I'm currently working through our "Primes and Indices" unit with Year 7. We've already looked at square roots of perfect square numbers, and did a quiz on them today. But we also wanted to look at find the square root of other numbers. For this we played The Square Root…


Shaun used to be maths, IT and ocassional physics teacher at a small P-12 school (primary and secondary) in rural Victoria, Australia. He is currently in the process of starting his career again in the United States.

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