About

I am a mathematician turned elementary school teacher and curriculum developer.

This blog is about the educational adventures I have with my daughters, my students at the Main Line Classical Academy, as well as at the Golden Key Russian School, where I teach enrichment math to kids aged 4-10.  I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.  They can handle so much, if only we expose them!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
Albert Einstein

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3 Responses to About

  1. Ishan says:

    Hey Ms Fradkin,

    Hope you’re having a great day!

    I’m doing an expert roundup on my site and I think many new Math teachers using education technology products in their classroom like me would love to know your answer to this question :

    If you could only use 3 Education technology tools/apps/sites for your teaching which 3 tools would you choose? e.g. WolframAlpha, KhanAcademy and Inside Mathematics.

    Thanks in advance!

    As soon as I’m done compiling the results, I would inform and link back to your blog.

    Thank you!
    Ishan

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    • Ok, I’ll take the bait and offer my answer:
      (1) pencil+paper, though maybe I’m cheating to call this combo one piece of technology?
      (2) playing cards.
      (3) dice. Can make do with the traditional hexahedrons, but even better if I can include a whole bag with different shaped dice.

      Of course, your mileage will vary. I wouldn’t be surprised if these recommendations get attacked by that whole measuring tape-scale-clock crowd that puts measurement above all else.

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  2. Shauna Wells says:

    Hi Sasha

    Saw you on Redddit…as I’m designing math tools.

    I specialize in creating math helpers that are “differentiated” to many challenge levels per unit. I teach and train.

    Send me an email and I’ll send you a few samples. I love helping teachers.

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