In The News: Why do honeybees love hexagons?

This great video from TED Ed explains the design of the beehive and why bees, specifically honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians.Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive.

What do you think about honeybees and hexagons? Let us know in the comments section.

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Job Posting: Sales Consultant Associates – Texas

Sales Consultant Associates – Texas

Larson Texts produces student-friendly, market-leading math textbooks for sixth grade through college calculus that are used by over five million students each year. Larson Texts has been deeply committed to providing innovative and coherent print and online materials to the education community for more than 30 years.  Larson Texts publishes its own textbooks through Big Ideas Learning.

Big Ideas Learning is looking for highly motivated Sales Consultant Associates.  Ideal candidates will work 30 hours per week calling on School Districts in Texas.  Our goal is to have a Sales Consultant Associate in each of the following areas:  Houston, Dallas, San Antonio/Austin, Midland/Odessa, and East Texas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contact prospective schools to identify appropriate decision-maker, qualify, and drive leads through the sales pipeline.
  • Communicate with customer during the various stages of the sales process.
  • Respond to requests from customers for product information.
  • Conduct product presentations.
  • Learn about and maintain fluency with Big Ideas Math.
  • Deliver Math Materials to the customer
  • Assist with Exhibits
  • Prepare timely reports of sales activity and lead generation.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will have Math Knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Math Degree a plus.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in publishing a plus.
  • Duties for this position may require some travel with occasional over nights
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to lift and transport boxes of textbooks which can weigh up to 50 pounds

Please submit resume to

Big Ideas Learning: Social Media Recap – May

As this month raps up and we look to June, you may have missed some of our great blogs, links, pictures, and posts on Facebook. Big Ideas Learning recaps content posted throughout the month of May in this month’s Social Media Recap.


  1. Ending The Year On A Strong Note “Teachers, don’t let your hard work fade as the school year closes and summer begins. Take and use these tips to help you reflect and plan for the new school year.”
  2. Guest Blog – Russ Webber “Math Geek, Part II” – “I am a Math Geek, and proud of it. I am going to strive to be the best Math Geek I can be.  I owe that to Big Ideas Math.”
  3. In The News: Flappy Math Saga

Helpful links & articles:

  1. Math and the Movies Resource List
  2. Things You Learn Your First Year Teaching
  3. SUMMER GAME – My Dear Aunt Sally
  4. Mathematical Practice Posters