Maria's Math News, October 2017 
Hello! This is the 111th edition of my newsletter... it's been over 10 years and still going strong! In this edition:

2. Looking back: Ten years agoIn my newsletter 10 years ago...

3. Math card gamesPep up your math time with a quick card game from Acing Math — a large collection of math card games.Recently we've played "Multiplication Zone" from that book (p. 30) a few times, except we changed it so that an ace is 14 (instead of 11) and the rest of the face cards keep their usual numbers. It's a very nice game in that it doesn't just practice multiplication of two numbers, but instead, players need to consider which cards (numbers) they put together to multiply in order to get a product that's in a certain "zone". The book has dozens of games, ranging from addition to integers and exponents. 
4. Favorite numbersMath Hombre conducted an unofficial favorite numbers poll... the results are interesting! If you cannot wait to read the article, Pi is the winner!Some pointers:
Check out the complete list here. 
5. An interactive music websiteI was just so delighted with this interactive site that I want to post it here even though it's not math... My son (7) was really fascinated by the experience... conducting an orchestra interactively online. You get points when you do really well. You can also compose music (and learn music theory at the same time), try different instruments, or just listen. This is just an amazing time to live in, considering the technological advances! 
6. In case you missed it...Check out The tower of Babel and the division of languages there.Thanks for reading! Feel free to forward this issue to a friend/colleague! Subscribe here. Till next time, Maria Miller 
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