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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Fed Card Currency Trivia

 Test your knowledge about our paper currency as well as some historical trivia too with this game from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The instructions are a snap, and you don’t even have to click the mouse. Learn all the answers before challenging a friend to a trivia competition. Did you know that a $2 bill has the life span of 36 years? Amaze your friends with random information you know about Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew Jackson.July 17

Math Out Loud: Math and the Oral Tradition

 If you are not familiar with Carol Hurst, her books, and her ways of integrating all sorts of content with literature, this will be a good introduction for you. In this article she offers examples of many songs, poems, and folk tales that use numbers, and gives lots of ideas on how to use the songs in math instruction. How many family members did the Farmer in the Dell have in his family? Her ideas for combining different folk tales to make up addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication problems will keep you searching for new ways to entertain your students while they are learning basic math.

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