MathNook

A blog about MathNook, math, math games, and more.

Link to our video tutorials

October14

Below are the links to our first three video tutorials. They will be up on the website in the near future. Until then, please enjoy via the links below and let us know what you think.

Mathnook Tutorial – Adding Whole Numbers
Mathnook Tutorial – Multiplying by a 1 digit number
Mathnook Tutorial – Multiplying by a 2 digit number

P.S. More are on the way!

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Why do I need to learn this stuff?

October2

Why do I need to learn this stuff?  That’s a question I asked my teacher over 40 years ago.  I loved math but I still couldn’t see the reason for learning some of the math that was being taught.  I don’t remember the answer given to my question but I don’t think I was convinced.  What has convinced me is the odd problem that comes up occasionally that has forced me to utilize some of the “stuff” that I knew back then that I’d never need.

Do a search on Google for the uses of prime numbers and you’ll find very little other than their use in cryptology.  So, back 40 years ago when I probably asked that question there probably wasn’t much of an answer given.  Certainly not one that would have convinced me I’d ever use them.  Fast forward 40 years and I finally found the reason why I needed to learn about prime numbers.  I was working on a game and was trying to limit repetitions in two animations.  I won’t go into the gory details but the solution was to have each animation consist of frames that equal a prime number.

So if you’re asked that question I think it’s safe to say that a lot of that “stuff” will come up at some time in the future for the student.  And in this case even an artist can utilize prime numbers.

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Current activities at MathNook

September22

One of the reasons this blog was created was to keep everyone posted on the going ons here at MathNook.  So here’s a quick update:

In addition to adding more math games we have a lot going on here.  We’re currently reworking the website to make it load faster and be more efficient.  We’re also redesigning it so the look will change a little too.  Hopefully you’ll like it! 

In addition to that we’re putting out some video math tutorials.  We have several produced but they aren’t up on MathNook yet.  To see them you can go to www.youtube.com and search for mathnook. 

We’re also going to make the Math Games To Go games available for free download.  Math Games To Go was our previous company that produced classroom math games for the classroom.  These games have sold out and we are no longer making them but you will be able to make them yourself by downloading the game PDF’s and printing them on card stock as Math Games To Go did.

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Our Privacy and Blog Policy

September14

Our privacy policy can be seen by clicking on the link at the bottom of Math Nook’s main page. Our privacy policy applies to Math Nook’s website and this blog.

This blog is intended to be informative (for both you and us here at Math Nook) and fun. Constructive comments are welcomed and encouraged. All comments will be reviewed before they are allowed on the blog.

Our website, blog and games are all free due to the ads on our site. We greatly appreciate you not using ad blocking software on our website.

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This is a blog about Math Nook, math games, math and other fun and educational subjects.
Math Nook is owned by Jan and Tommy Hall.

Jan is retired from education where she spent 30 years in various positions ranging from classroom teacher to math specialist. She now spends her time working on the website and raising MathPup.

Tommy works full time but spends his free time utilizing his math degree and love of games to create some of the math games found on the website.