Posted by admin on July 21, 2010
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In this book you’ll learn to see How very clever you can be.We’ll teach you tricks to help you add,Some day in math class you’ll be glad! In this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS, Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns will guarantee any child success in math. In Math Appeal, Tang continues to … More >>
Posted by admin on June 15, 2010
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Greg Tang is back with his bestselling approach to addition and subtraction: problem solving. By solving challenges that encourage kids to “group” numbers rather than memorize formulas, even the most reluctant math learners are inspired to see math in a whole new way! Math Potatoes is full of Tang and Briggs’ trademark humor, wit, and extraordinary creativity. Tang has proven over and over that math can be fun, and this new addition to his acclaimed series of mind-s… More >>
Math Potatoes: Mind-stretching Brain Food
Posted by admin on May 22, 2010
“Hold that for 5 breaths.”
If you’re new to yoga, I’d like to give you some great advice: never believe this. It’s not going to be 5 breaths. It’s going to be about 27 breaths.
It’ll go like this: The teacher starts out well enough: that’s one breath (then an adjustment to someone’s left hip and some encouraging advice), that’s two (if you just hold your shoulder back a little…ahhhh, that’s good), and that’s three already (I’m at twelve!), that’s four (and if you’d like a challenge, now, if you’d like to go a little deeper, try this) that’s four and a half–and now with a slight smile the teacher somehow manages to count: that’s five.
It’s twenty-seven breaths for me.
At first, I laughed at this. Then I resented it. Once I said out loud, “That isn’t three, it’s seventeen!”
Today I see it a bit differently. Today I understand that it’ll take years, maybe five years for my shoulders to open. Maybe it’ll take seventeen years for my hips to open enough to do a full lotus. It’s more than that. Maybe it’ll take 27,000 breaths for me to relax into a pose without pushing and straining and achieving the whole time.
Maybe it’ll take 270,000 breaths to enjoy the time I’ve been given in each pose and beyond: in each relationship, in each mouthful of food, in each hour at work, in whatever I’m learning today.
You get the picture. It’s the new math.
I wonder what you’re learning in your 27 breaths. I’d love to hear.
Thanks to Rob and Cristina for yoga math (Bring it on!), and thanks to you for the conversation.
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