## Posts tagged ‘carnival’

### MJ4MF Featured in MTaP 58

Let’s Play Math is hosting **Math Teachers at Play 58**, a blog carnival for math teaching and learning. This month’s issue includes two puzzles, links to at least 50 math blogs, and nine jokes that Denise borrowed from the MJ4MF blog.

What’s special about 58? Well, not much, except that it’s the minimum wind speed (in miles per hour) needed to issue a severe thunderstorm warning, it’s “the luckiest number ever” according to Patrick from *SpongeBob SquarePants*, and it’s an 11‑gonal number:

I highly encourage you to check out **Math Teachers at Play 58**, even if you’re not a teacher. But don’t go for the jokes; if you read this blog, you’ll have seen them all before. As it says at the carnival, “If you like to learn new things and play around with ideas, you are sure to find something of interest.” Sounds good to me. Enjoy!

### Math Teachers at Play Blog Carnival

Alexander Bogomolny is hosting the Math Teachers at Play Blog Carnival 28. I’m very excited, since 28 is my favorite number, and I absolutely love the autostereogram that he created to introduce the carnival:

To see the image, focus your eyes behind the screen. Keep staring for quite a few seconds. Most people have to let their eyes get a little blurry, and it may be mildly uncomfortable — but only for a moment. And it’s worth it! When you are finally able to decouple eye convergence from lens focusing, a three-dimensional image will “pop” off the screen. The result is nothing short of magical.

Thanks to Alexander for hosting the carnival and for providing this cool stereogram!

### Blog Carnival Redux

The MJ4MF blog was featured in another blog carnival, this one at Ramblings of a Math Mom.

### Blog Carnival of Mathematics

Blog carnivals are collections of blog posts around a single theme. There are blog carnivals for all kinds of topics, including mathematics. The most recent carnival for mathematics was hosted by Maxwell’s Demon, and starting today, a new carnival will be hosted by Wild About Math. They’re fun, if for no other reason than to let you see lots of blog listings all in one place, which might introduce you to some new bloggers.

Q: How many bloggers does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: 100. One to change the lightbulb, and 99 to comment on how it should have been done.

For more blog carnival topics, check out Blog Carnival.

A man walks into a blogger’s office and sees a parrot next to the blogger’s desk.

“Does he talk?” the man asks.

“Nah,” says the parrot. “He just clicks.”