If you are a homeschooler or classroom teacher, student or independent learner, or anyone else who writes about math, now is the time to send in your favorite blog post for next week’s *Math Teachers at Play* blog carnival.

** The deadline is this Friday night**, and the carnival will be posted next week at Mathematical Mischief.

If you haven’t written anything about math lately, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

## Need an Idea-Starter?

**Elementary Concepts:**As Liping Ma showed, there is more to understanding and teaching elementary mathematics than we often realize. Do you have a game, activity, or anecdote about teaching math to young students? Please share!**Arithmetic/Pre-Algebra:**This section is for arithmetic lessons and number theory puzzles at the middle-school-and-beyond level. We would love to hear your favorite math club games, numerical investigations, or contest-preparation tips.**Beginning Algebra and Geometry:**Can you explain why we never divide by zero, how to bisect an angle, or what is wrong with distributing the square in the expression ? Struggling students need your help! Share your wisdom about basic algebra and geometry topics here.**Advanced Math:**Like most adults, I have forgotten enough math to fill several textbooks. I’m eager to learn again, but math books can be so-o-o tedious. Can you make upper-level math topics come alive, so they will stick in my (or a student’s) mind?**Mathematical Recreations:**What kind of math do you do, just for the fun of it?**About Teaching Math:**Other teachers’ blogs are an important factor in my continuing education. The more I read about the theory and practice of teaching math, the more I realize how much I have yet to learn. So please, fellow teachers, don’t be shy — share your insights!

## Would You Like to Host the Carnival?

We need more hosts!

Hosting the blog carnival can be a lot of work, but it’s fun to “meet” new bloggers through their submissions. And there’s a side-benefit: The carnival usually brings a nice little spike in traffic to your blog.

If you think you’d like to join in the fun, read the instructions on our Math Teachers at Play page. Then leave a comment or email me to let me know which month you’d like to take.

## Explore the Other Math Carnivals

While you’re waiting for next week’s *Math Teachers at Play* carnival, you may enjoy:

- Last month’s MTaP 63 at Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks
- Carnival of Mathematics (high school & up)
- Math Monday Blog Hop (preschool & up: on summer break, but be sure to vote in the poll!)
- Carnaval de Matemáticas

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