I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.

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

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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

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 5-12. 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

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Secret 3-digit numbers

For the past two weeks, in my first grade math class, we had been playing with 3-digit numbers. Many of the students in this class are the same ones that participated in the lessons described in the posts 3-digit numbers … Continue reading

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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

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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

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