## Of frolics and tangos

Shecky over at Math Frolic has been getting antsy. One blog isn't enough for him. Now there's Math Tango!

From the welcome post:

WELCOME Math-Frolickers!… MathTango is intended (and it'll be a bit of an experiment) to be the new residence for longer, more original entries that were occasionally posted at Math-Frolic (including book reviews, interviews, and just lengthier posts in general). Math-Frolic will continue to be a linkblog for quick links to mathematical content that I find interesting and wish to pass along, as well as a portal to many other sites/pages, and will continue posting several entries per WEEK. MathTango, on-the-other-hand, is intended to have only a few postings per MONTH.

Tomorrow, the first post appears (a book review).

I look forward to following Shecky's new baby blog.

## Have you heard of Math Munch?

I just discovered the Math Munch blog. It promotes itself as "A Weekly Digest of the Mathematical Internet." Their blog further explains:

Here you will find links to lots of cool mathy things on the internet. We'll post some new items each week for you to enjoy. We hope you are as inspired and excited by these creations as we are!

This is a really terrific blog that's been publishing for just a bit over a year. It's chock full of images, graphics, and videos. Justin, Paul, and Anna, the "Math Munch Team" are doing a terrific job so I want to give them a plug.

## Continuous Everywhere but Differentiable Nowhere blog mini review

Sam J Shah describes himself in his blog's About page:

I am a middle and high school math teacher in Brooklyn, New York. I enjoy getting students excited about math by being math’s loudest and most passionate cheerleader.

I have to agree that Sam really enjoys being a Math cheerleader.

On December 28th I offered Math bloggers the opportunity to exchange mini reviews. My idea was that readers of Math blogs could get to know about more blogs. Sam took me up on my offer and reviewed my blog. Read his review and you'll see that Sam went above and beyond the call of duty in writing it. But, given my interactions with Sam, I'm not surprised. It's Sam's passion - engaging with Math wherever it may be.

## Conceptis addict blog mini review

Leena likes puzzles, she likes to tell stories and she entertains. That's my review of the Conceptis addict blog in a nutshell. Leena only has 4 categories in her blog: Math, Puzzles, My Dog, and Finland. Let's focus on Math.

Leena likes to enhance her posts with videos and images. And, she has a knack for finding really interesting Math content online. Here are some nice posts:

- Mathematics in noodles. Teaching kids about the concept of 1/2 using noodles!
- How to Read Someone's Mind With Math (Math Trick). Math tricks are a great way to get kids enthused about algebra.
- Numberz! An interesting online Math game, again, to enthuse kids about the subject.
- History of Mathematics Math history in the form of a YouTube video! And, animated, no less.
- A mathematical riddle - think outside the box. This one has me stumped.

Nice blog, Leena!

## The cheap researcher blog mini review

Øistein Gjøvik is a "33-year old, working within teacher education in Norway" according to The cheap researcher's About page. Øistein, according to his blog's tag cloud, blogs about all sorts of things; the Math tag, however, is oversized so that proves definitively that Øistein likes to blog about Math. Øistein also likes to have fun with his writing; his posts entertain.

Here are some posts over at "The cheap research" blog that I enjoyed:

**Converting Pi to binary: Don’t do it.**How converting Pi to decimal could get you into legal trouble!**Do your Math online**. Let Mathematica do your integrals for you!**Geogebra**. A few posts about the powerful and free geometry software.

The cheap researcher is a refreshing blog for those of us that can take ourselves a little too seriously at times. Enjoy!

*[If you have a Math-related web-site, or if you blog a lot about Math, and if you’re site isn’t mainly commercial, let’s exchange mini reviews like this one. You review my site, or mention it in one of your posts, and I’ll do the same for you. And, let’s also exchange blogroll links. See this post if you’re interested in a review swap.]*

## Mathematics Education Research Blog mini review

Reidar Mosvold is an Associate Professor of Math Education Research in Norway. His Blog, Mathematics Education Research Blog, is remarkably rich with references to scholarly Math education research.

Aside from the very scholarly material, here are some articles on Reidar's blog that may be of interest to a broader audience:

- A brief history of mathematics (book). A reference to a free online book about the history of Math from 1900. Also, a nice suggestion to check out Scribd for gems.
- Terence Tao in Norway. I had not heard of Terence Tao before but learned that he is a brilliant mathematician and Fields Medal winner. Reidar embeds a YouTube video, and links to more information about Mr. Tao.
- About becoming a Math Education researcher. What do we need to think about? A nice slide show.

Reidar writes prolifically for his blog. One could not possibly keep up with all of his posts so I recommend skimming his posts, or searching the blog, for particular information. Or engage Reidar in a conversation about Math education.

*[If you have a Math-related web-site, or if you blog a lot about Math, and if you’re site isn’t mainly commercial, let’s exchange mini reviews like this one. You review my site, or mention it in one of your posts, and I’ll do the same for you. And, let’s also exchange blogroll links. See this post if you’re interested in a review swap.]*

## The Masterplan blog mini review

Dan Stucke is an inner-city Math teacher in the UK. His blog, The Masterplan, is not exclusively about Math but he does post a fair amount about the subject, especially things related to Web2.0.

I discovered some nice gems from The Masterplan:

- Maths in the Movies
- Voicethread and Math
- 5 card Flickr storytelling game
- Head-to-head Math competition for kids

If you have an interest in Web 2.0, and teaching kids Math, or if you're in the UK, you should check out this blog.

*[If you have a Math-related web-site, or if you blog a lot about Math, and if you’re site isn’t mainly commercial, let’s exchange mini reviews like this one. You review my site, or mention it in one of your posts, and I’ll do the same for you. And, let’s also exchange blogroll links. See this post if you’re interested in a review swap.]*

## Mr. Higgins’ Blog mini review

Chris Higgins plays in the fields of Math, Computer Science, and Web 2.0 as do I. So, I already like the man. Chris is a Math and Comp Sci teacher, and owner of Mr. Higgins' Blog.

The first thing I notice about Mr. Higgins blog is the very engaging use of images and videos. Text by itself can be so unappealing. (Yes, I'm learning!) And, I've fallen in love with the banner on his site.