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 How Many? – A book and a math adventure July 27, 2018
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How Many? – A book and a math adventure
It was a rainy day in the middle of summer vacation. Ben and Zoe (6 and 5 yo) were home together because they were too young to join their older siblings on their adventure. They were a little sad and … Continue reading
Naming Numbers at Bedtime
Setting: I am putting Zoe (5 yo) to bed. Z: Mom, what comes after one hundred? Me: One hundred and one. Z: No, I mean when you’re counting by tens. Me: One hundred and ten. Z: But then what comes … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 5 years old, amusing conversation, big numbers, infinity, orders of magnitude
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Main Line Math Festival on April 22
On April 22, Golden Key Russian School and Main Line Classical Academy are hosting their fifth Main Line Math Festival for kids ages 512. Date: Sunday, April 22 Time: 4 PM – 6 PM Location: Temple Brith Achim, 481 S Gulph Rd, King of … Continue reading
Funville Adventures is on a Web Tour!
Through March 15, Funville Adventures will be visiting blogs, forums, and other communities throughout the web. Today, the tour had its first stop at Talking Math With Your Kids by Christopher Danielson. The title of his post is Things that … Continue reading
Secret 3digit numbers
For the past two weeks, in my first grade math class, we had been playing with 3digit numbers. Many of the students in this class are the same ones that participated in the lessons described in the posts 3digit numbers … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 3digit numbers, 6 years old, arithmetic, arithmetic games, handson activity
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Witnessing the woes of math homework
Every week, I spend several hours in the waiting area of a large gym where my kids take gymnastics lessons. The room has several large tables where parents and siblings can do their work while waiting for their gymnasts. Many … Continue reading
The mathematical boundary between a joke and a lie
Like all siblings, my children occasionally quarrel. I generally try not to get involved unless it gets loud or one of them complains to me. Sometimes, however, I hear something that amuses me and I tune in or even join … Continue reading
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Highlights of 2017
2017 was a very exciting year for me. Here are some highlights in three categories. Teaching This has been my first full (calendar) year of teaching. The first words that come to mind when I think about teaching are “wonderful” … Continue reading
Discovering the area of a trapezoid
Below is a guest post by Dmitry Bryazgin (originally written in Russian). Dmitry runs a small math circle near Princeton for students in grades 35. On the particular day described in the post, there were 4 students present. The main … Continue reading
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Tagged 3rd grade, 4th grade, area, exploration, geometry, guest post
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“Math you can play” – books with games
Games are an important part of the elementary school math curriculum that I develop and teach. Through different games students learn and reinforce a variety of skills, ranging from arithmetic to spacial reasoning to logic. In my classroom, I have … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, arithmetic games, books, games, resources, review
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