Welcome to this week’s Math Munch!
Next up, have you ever heard of Schoolhouse Rock? It’s a series of rocking animated music videos that originally ran on TV from 1973 to 1985. Vintage math goodness! They cover all kinds of educational stuff like grammar and history, but I totally love the math videos, and a few of them are on YouTube! Down below you can watch two of my favorites, and you can find the others here. if you poke around YouTube, you could probably find a few more as well.
Finally, a few additions to our resource pages. For the Math Games page, we’re adding Linebounder. You and the computer battle to draw a line towards your goal. I had a really hard time with this at first, but there are certain strategies that the computer simply cannot beat. You just have to find them. Also new is Shift, another fun game that plays with the relationship between figure and ground. For the new Math Art Tools page, we’re adding Tessellate! It’s an interactive applet that lets you make custom tiles to cover the plane. Here’s a few examples I just made.