Carole Greenes, Ed.D. is Professor Emerita, Mathematics Education at Arizona State University. More About CaroleFor questions, contact theresa@mathandteaching
Carole's Gift to You

Carole Greenes and Tanner Wolfram have created puzzle books for you. We will post new ones bi-monthly. You may download and distribute for classroom use.

Here are two more SMASH game boards (Game 5 and Game 6) with directions for your class. We'd love to hear about your experiences with this Jeopardy-like game. (cgreenes@asu.edu)

And more books from Carole and Tanner...

Factor Max is a fun game for ages 9 and up where players create expressions and identify factors and multiples.

Students identify a function that relates to given x-y values with Function Frenzy, a great book from Carol for grades 8 and up.

Carole's Creative Puzzles, Problems, and Tasks

Curious about SMOOTS? Find out what they are and try some problems.

Did you know that California has the tallest trees in the United States? May 16 is National Love a Tree Day. Use fun facts to solve problems and honor these environmental treasures.

Carole's Commentary

Dear Colleagues,

I spent a great many years teaching at Boston University. Near BU is the Harvard Bridge that connects Boston on the south with Cambridge on the north. On the Cambridge side is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What is different about the bridge is the length of stripes on the road. On federal and state roads, stripes are 10 feet long. On the Harvard Bridge, that changed in 1958. What happened?

Check out the SMOOTS problem in Carole's Puzzles, Problems and Tasks to find out!

Great Ideas from the MathLink’s Team

After more than 5 years in development, MathLinks (2nd ed) is available to pilot and use NOW. One of its features is "Activity Routines" to engage students. This month we share "Why Doesn't It Belong", which is an adaptation of the classic Cookie Monster song. Here are some notes and a reproducible to introduce the routine.

You will find more information about MathLinks (2nd edition) here.


Welcome to Carole’s Corner!

CMAT is honored that Carole Greenes is joining our CMAT team as a distinguished contributor. I personally met Carole when she wrote and directed the 50th anniversary musical celebration for NCSM. Her energy and spirit are contagious, and now Carole is part of the CMAT family.

We are so excited that Carole will be sharing some of her engaging puzzles, projects, tasks, and wisdom with all of us through Carole’s Corner. Every month, Carole will share her thoughts of the moment in Carole’s Corner. We also will post some of Carole’s activities, puzzles, tasks, and projects, with connections to MathLinks materials. Carole would like these selected materials (and solutions) to be free to you, so download, enjoy yourself, and use with your students!


Thank you, Carole,

Shelley Kriegler
President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching