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Tag Archives: 2nd grade
Fun with pentacubes
Today we started a unit on geometry with the second graders. The first activity had them explore how many different structures can be made out of 4 snap cubes. They very quickly came up with the five tetrominoes: After a … Continue reading
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A number talk that turned into an investigation
It all started out with 12+12+12 a problem that was not particularly difficult for any of my 1st/2nd grade students. The students took turns suggesting strategies for doing this computation and I recorded them on the board (this was an … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 2nd grade, arithmetic, exploration, Main Line Classical Academy, number talk
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Fibonacci Trees
For two weeks in a row, in our joint 1st5th grade math classes, a certain famous sequence made its appearance. The activities were seemingly very different: in the first one we were climbing stairs one or two steps at a … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, fibonacci sequence, Main Line Classical Academy, mathematical art, patterns, sequences
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Four colors or more?
When you find your students working during break time on a problem that was the topic of a lesson three weeks prior, you know that something has gone right and your heart is filled with joy and excitement. What they … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4 color theorem, coloring, drawing, graph theory, Main Line Classical Academy, proof
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Great Mathematicians, Old and Young
Almost every week, I read or tell my second grade class a story about a famous mathematician. Recently, we have been reading from the book Mathematicians Are People Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians and the students have been … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, addition, arithmetic, famous mathematicians, Main Line Classical Academy, pascal's triangle, patterns
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I come before you!
Today I had two really fun lessons on the same topic, one with the kindergartners and the second one with the 2nd and 3rd graders combined. The topic was “when does order matter?” and I began both classes with a … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, building, drawing, handson activity, Kindergarten, logic, Main Line Classical Academy, order
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As many opinions as there are shapes: fun with “Which one doesn’t belong – A shapes book”
Last week, the main theme of both my Kindergarten and my second grade math classes was geometry. We did a number of activities that explored various shapes and their properties, but the biggest hit in both classes was Which one … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 5 years old, 6 years old, 7 years old, definitions, fun discussion, geometry, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, wodb
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Exploring Rectangles
Friday is a special day in our math classes at the Main Line Classical Academy. We read and discuss mathematical stories and we do exploration projects. Here is the project that we did with the 2nd4th grades last Friday. It … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, area, discussion, exploration, geometry, Main Line Classical Academy, multiplication
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