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 Arithmetic games – is that boring? April 18, 2017
 Playing with symmetry in kindergarten April 7, 2017
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 3digit numbers are tricky! Part II April 2, 2017
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Arithmetic games – is that boring?
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I very much subscribe to this philosophy when teaching math to kindergartners. As for the games mentioned, I love playing many of them throughout elementary school. In our math classes, we do a … Continue reading
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Playing with symmetry in kindergarten
In our kindergarten classroom, there is a big mirror that is usually covered by a giant map. And for good reason! As soon as the students find themselves anywhere near the mirror, it attracts them like a magnet. They make … Continue reading
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The joys of peas and toothpicks for all ages!
Translation of this post by Jane Kats. A building set from peas and toothpicks is a simple and winning proposition. I can keep building from it myself again and again, inventing new structures every time. You can make platonic solids, … Continue reading
Math enrichment – what is the value?
Another guest post by Yulia Shpilman on why we teach enrichment math and what it means to us. When you look for additional math classes for your child, what do you look for? We (and by we I mean Golden … Continue reading
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3digit numbers are tricky! Part II
This is a followup post to this one, about introducing 3digit numbers to kindergartners. I start this lesson by asking the students to come up to the board one by one and write down consecutive numbers starting with 100. There … Continue reading
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Entertaining kindergartners with caterpillars, dots, and monsters
Below is a guest post by my sister, Yulia Shpilman. We had a particularly wonderful class with my Kindergarten Math Circle last week and I wanted to share a few of our activities, in case someone else wants to try … Continue reading
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3digit numbers are tricky!
For the past several weeks, our kindergartners have been playing with 2digit numbers: they made numbers out of base10 blocks, wrote them on the board, translated between the two representations, counted by 10’s from different starting points, and more. We … Continue reading
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