Tag Archives: large numbers

An alien is thinking of a number…

…and you have to guess what it is. You were captured by a malevolent alien, who would really like to eat you for dinner. He told you his name, but since it is unpronounceable to humans, you like to call … Continue reading

Posted in base 10 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sequences and Creative Math for Kindergartners

I visited my kids’ classes for career day in May. I have a son in Kindergarten and a daughter in pre-K. I also visited two other kindergarten classes. I told the kids that I am a research mathematician: mathematician means … Continue reading

Posted in children | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments


I first heard the word synchronicity when I was sitting in an airport, waiting for a plane, working on this math problem (for fun) and over-hearing a man’s cell phone conversation. I thought that it was a good word for … Continue reading

Posted in base 10 | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment