For curious readers who want to try Bad Banana, but who, understandably, would prefer not to have to download the code and run it on their systems, the game can now be safely played online at https://trinket.io/python/6a564db039?toggleCode=true&runOption=run. Toggle to Code View to see how the game works! Many thanks to the people behind trinket.io, a great … Continue reading Play Bad Banana online at trinket.io!

# Category: mental math

# Bad Banana – A Python Math Game

It's been awhile since my last entry, but here is my latest creation, so to speak. Bad Banana is a text-based math game written in Python 3. My original intention was to use the game as a way to teach basic programming concepts, but I've put that idea on hold--I feel it right that I … Continue reading Bad Banana – A Python Math Game

# Two (perhaps) quick(ish) ways to multiply two digit numbers in your head

🏃🏻❌💡 While tutoring students who are in the process of multiplying two numbers, I sometimes challenge myself by trying to do the multiplication in my head instead of using a calculator. I don't know where I learned it, but I usually take a divide-and-conquer approach to multiplying large numbers, a large number for me being … Continue reading Two (perhaps) quick(ish) ways to multiply two digit numbers in your head