Making Curriculum Pop


Math Educators!

Pop Culture and Math? OF COURSE, come on down because the price is right!

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Hey Math educators! You may think it is hard to integrate Math and Popular culture, but do check our Math pop resources wiki page and the great Math and Science T-Shirt shop at for you to get your Math On!

MC POPPERS that are math artists, writers, webhosters or bloggers...
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Kelly Clark blogs here and at
Maria Droujkova's brilliant community is not to be missed.
Hooda Math - Mathematics Teaching and Educational Game Creation
dy/dan - MC Popper Dan Meyer's Math Teaching Blog
Tony Phillips Math in the Media from the American Mathematical Society

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Comment by Lisbeth Goble on July 12, 2010 at 8:31am
Does anyone here teach stats? I'm looking for a better way to teach variance/standard deviation. I have a class of mostly adult learners and the simple description of spread works for some, but thinking it's time to find a better way. Any suggestions would be appreciated!! :)
Comment by Thomas Bosher-Perran on July 12, 2010 at 8:26am
Math in the Media- A magazine from the American Mathematical Society that reviews math as it appears in various forms of media including books, plays, films and television shows.
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 7, 2010 at 12:14pm
Hi Patrick,

Thank you so much for sharing this - I've been following those TI resources with teachers for years on Numb3rs. It seems the lesson plan page is always moving / influx. Do you know that backstory on that? Besides your personal page is there a TI CBS page that houses everything. If you look above ( I do have an old link to the TV show but not the lesson plans.

Also, FYI - you might want to move the info on your resource above in the discussion forum. That way it won't get buried down here in the comments and it will have a dedicated URL so I can share your resource when I broadcast a week in review!

Thanks again for sharing!

Comment by Patrick Flynn on July 5, 2010 at 10:37pm
Comment by Patrick Flynn on July 5, 2010 at 10:35pm
I stumbled upon this group while surfing and am glad I did. Everyone here is amazing and sharing great information! So here is a bit from me..
I and a few others have created a curriculum map of the We All Use Math Everyday activities for the NUMB3RS television show and then linked all the activities to the Texas Intruments site where they can be downloaded. Here is the link..
Comment by Ryan Goble on July 2, 2010 at 8:06am
Comment by Ryan Goble on June 28, 2010 at 10:54am
Colleen - thank you for the kind words - I usually bore myself so I'm glad you got some cool ideas out of our presentation! Math Games are awesome - the site looks really cool. Should you want to share specific games, feel free to post them up above us in the discussion forum - that way they will be nicely archived and easy for people to find in the future (the wall comments tend to get buried over time).

Comment by Colleen King on June 28, 2010 at 9:21am
Hi all,

I really enjoyed listening to Ryan's and Kelly's presentation this past weekend. I've been looking for inspiration and I think I may have found it.

To help make math curricula pop, I design games and activities which are published at I'm always on the lookout for new game ideas and collaborations. If you've ever wanted to design a math game or simply want to contribute an idea or artwork, please contact me. I'm currently developing a platform game that focuses on proportional reasoning. It should be online by September.

I'm looking forward to learning with everyone here!
Comment by Ryan Goble on June 14, 2010 at 9:22pm
Howdy everyone, as you may have noticed, I'd like to get all the Math MC POPPERS who rock cool math blogs showcased up above as people let me know if they have personal math work they want to share. Over in one of the most jumpin' MC POP groups we have a whole bunch of people showcased...

As you can above I've started revamping the text box to showcase the MATH rockstars.

On a related note, math super rockstar Maria Droujkova invited me to rock a webinar for her incredible math site natural math on Saturday June 26. I invited Kelly Clark to talk with me as I think it is always intelligent to have a content expert in the mix. The link to natural math is above and the full info on our webinar can be found at:

Hopefully some of you will join the conversations and ask really easy questions :)

Comment by Ryan Goble on April 14, 2010 at 9:26pm
FWIW - a non-math teacher posted an interesting article about why the National Common Core Standards are not good for California, especially in math in the comment wall over in the US Ed Policy group.

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