Welcome to my humble online abode! Take a seat - I've lost the carnival number under a chunk of paperwork. Whoops...
Wait, you might be able to help me out! Would you like to help me out?
The following sequences contain the missing carnival number - I'm a bit stuck, and I need your help!
Can you tell me what the next number is? There's a prize*!

16, 32, 48, ...
100, 81, ... , 49, 36
103, 90, 77, ...
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ...

Oh, that's right, it's carnival #64! Hooray!

But what's the prize, you say?

Well, I could give you a chessboard - or a galaxy. How interesting!
A chessboard (which can be used for checkers as well), has exactly 64 squares. While we're talking about galaxies, did you know that the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy is also known as galaxy M64?

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Some other interesting facts about 64 include the fact that it is the smallest number to have exactly 7 factors. It's also a square number ({8}^{2}and a cubed number ({4}^{3}). It's also the smallest exponent of 2 that is not next to a Mersenne or Fermat prime (both some really cool primes).

While this is all pretty awesome, I should get onto the carnival, shouldn't I? I mean, if I keep going, this monthly collection will never get published...

There's 20 articles in this month's carnival - 19 you can see now, but the 20th will be released 64 hours after this carnival is published, :)

In this edition:

  • Early Mathematics Activities
  • Linguistics and Mathematics - the power of words!
  • Jumping the Fence - Primary and Middle School Activities
  • Adventures in Mathematics - Fun with sequences, combinations and golf?
  • Advanced madness - journeys into calculated chaos!
  • Thinking about the future of math...

Early Mathematics Activities

In this month's early maths activities, Jennifer Bardsley tackles SET, her new favourite card game!

Denise Gaskins of Let's Play Math explores how we can engage children in mathematics and have them enjoy it, in her post 'What do you Notice? What do you Wonder?'.

Over at Baby Steps, Ritsume tackles negative numbers with her son, in her post 'Math Today'.

Let's play outside! Margo introduces the power of physical activity and multiplication in 'Multiplication Hop, Stop and Drop'.

Did you know New Zealand has the dialing code +64? Source: Wikimedia Commons

Did you know New Zealand has the dialing code +64?
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Linguistics and Mathematics

Alex Autin tackles this continent dividing problem in 'Is it Math or Maths?'. It's pretty cool - as an Australian, we say maths, but everyone says it in a different way! Just remember, if you're lost and need to find your way out of somewhere, you need maps not maths, :)

While you're at it, have you checked out 'Pronounce math?' some pretty awesome stuff right there, including how to pronounce some of those really tricky mathematician's names!

Primary and Middle School Activities

For those of you that like chocolate, craft and mathematics, Claire tackles the powers that be in 'M'n'M Feudalism', over at Angelic Scalliwags.

For those who like π, maybe you'd like to check out Lucinda's discoveries in 'Discovering Pi - the living maths in circles'?

Adventures in Mathematics - Sequences, Combinations and Golf?

Ian VanderSchee of Blue Shirt, Khaki Pants tackles the power of golf balls in his classroom experiment, 'Golf Ball Launch'. Grab your helmets!
If you're a bit worried about getting hit by a golf ball, maybe take a break and check out his comic series, Rational Expressions - his latest comic is quite acute (maybe it's a 64 degree angle?)

Over at Algebra's Friend, Beth endeavours to teach graphs in 'Graph Stories'.

Have you ever been locked out of your house? What about being locked out of the cookie jar? Amy shows her students how to tackles the order operations in her activity, 'Combination Stations'! Now if only I remembered that each time I forgot the combination lock on my briefcase...

While we're talking about getting things right, Nicora of Bridging the Gap asks us to question if we're truly getting the correct answer in 'Is the answer right?'. A truly intriguing read, :)

Finally, The Numerist tackles the algebra that be in 'Converting Slope-Intercept to Standard Form Equations'.

The Nintendo 64 is another way we see the number 64 in the real world - Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Nintendo 64 is another way we see the number 64 in the real world - Source: Wikimedia Commons

Advanced math - journeys of calculated chaos!

Obitus of Dead End Math tackles the π that be in the post 'Finding yourself a Person of Interest in pi'.

While we're talking about π, let's tackle some geometry. Sue VanHattum of Math Mama Writes tackles the dilemmas of Euclidean geometry in her post, 'Euclidean Geometry: Science vs Magic makes it a game'.

Over at Epsilon-Delta, Rebecka tackles the power of visualising calculus in '#Made4Math: Volumes in Calculus'. Some really colourful stuff!

At the Homeschool Math Blog, Maria Miller asks us a crazy question in her post 'The series of plus 1, minus 1, plus 1, minus 1'. Although not really crazy, it's cool to see what you can do with a few numbers!

Finally, Glenn uses the power of simulation to evaluate experiments in his post, 'Using simulation to evaluate an experiment'.

Thinking about the future of math...

Finally, Shecky shares her thoughts on the future of mathematics education in the post 'Flipped Classrooms, MOOCs and having a Blast'.

That's all for this month's carnival! But don't forget, you can always check out the Carnival of Mathematics and Mathematics and Multimedia carnivals. Congratulations to the Carnival of Mathematics for hitting carnival {2}^{6} + {6}^{2} !

Have a great July!

*There isn't really a prize. Although, if you want to print out a chessboard, you could try here.

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