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Math Manga

I was talking with some of my students this afternoon who asked me about my interest in Anime and Manga.  Of course, I immediately was intrigued by the possibility of combining Math and Manga and did a Google search (I’m really trying to avoid using Google as a verb these days) for “Math Manga”.  Well, apparently Lerner Publishing Group has a series on Manga Math Mysteries.  And then there are the Math Games from Manga High, which include the ever so popular “Ice Ice Maybe,” a wonderful game for teaching students estimation.  It actually has taught me a few things on estimation as well, such as I have to get a little faster at it, and I can’t look away from the computer or 3 penguins will die by the next time I look back at the screen.  Maybe I can have some of my students build on these thoughts next semester and create something for College Mathematics.  We’ll see.

By Jon Oaks

College Math Instructor. Tech Enthusiast. Visionary. Creative Genius. But above all, I enjoy what I do. That is why I am a teacher. Because I like to teach.

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