Ok, so I hate to be too postmodern – a blog about blogs, but I found two resources that would be good subscriptions for advisors who are looking to help students expand their critical thinking skills. These resources are for you – the adult – to keep creative and focusing on interesing
The Opinionat0r – Steve Strogatz
The “Opinionator” Blog at the New York times provides a lot of interesting info an mathematical thinking. He writes about interesting and challenging topics – and just reading a few has helped me connect ideas for investigations for student projects (when I can follow it).
The Math Mom has a great way of framing experience through the lens of math. Her site is filled with reflections and activities from looking at the world daily as a quantitative mind.
There are also activities to use that are framed around daily life experience. They are divided into “easy”, “medium”, and “hard”. Give them a try and sign up for the newsletter.