 Follow Musings of a Mathematical Mom on WordPress.com
Search Blog

Recent Posts
 How Many? – A book and a math adventure July 27, 2018
 Naming Numbers at Bedtime April 16, 2018
 Main Line Math Festival on April 22 March 18, 2018
 Funville Adventures is on a Web Tour! February 19, 2018
 Secret 3digit numbers January 28, 2018
Archives
Follow me on Twitter
My TweetsTags
 #mathed
 #tmwyk
 1st grade
 2 years old
 2nd grade
 3 years old
 3Dgeometry
 3rd grade
 4 years old
 4th grade
 5 years old
 6 years old
 7 years old
 8 years old
 addition
 amusing conversation
 amusing discussion
 amusing story
 announcement
 arithmetic
 arithmetic games
 art
 big numbers
 books
 brainteasers
 building
 class
 combinatorics
 cool games for kids
 counting
 discussion
 division
 dolls
 drawing
 functions
 fun math
 Funville
 games
 general teaching
 geometry
 Golden Key Russian School
 graph theory
 group activity
 guest post
 handson activity
 interview
 jane kats
 Kindergarten
 learning games for kids
 lesson
 little kids
 logic
 Main Line Classical Academy
 manipulatives
 mathematical art
 math festival
 math personified
 math play
 math with little kids
 measurement
 multiplication
 not math
 patterns
 philosophical
 place value
 problem solving
 puzzle
 puzzles
 review
 sets
 subtraction
 symmetry
 time
 visual puzzles
 what is math
Blogs I Follow
 Number Loving Beagle
 Math Book Magic
 Mike's Math Page
 Math Minds
 Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had
 Handson physics for kids of all ages
 MATH and SCIENCE with my KIDS
 Talking Math with Your Kids
 Natural Math
 Новости Мышкиного Дома
 Musings of a Mathematical Mom
 ШКОЛЬНЫЙ БЛОГ: Русская Школа "Золотой Ключик" в Филадельфии SCHOOL BLOG Golden Key Russian School in Philadelphia
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2nd grade, 3Dgeometry, geometry, Main Line Classical Academy, manipulatives, snap cubes
4 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 1st grade, 2nd grade, arithmetic, exploration, Main Line Classical Academy, number talk
7 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, fibonacci sequence, Main Line Classical Academy, mathematical art, patterns, sequences
1 Comment
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4 color theorem, coloring, drawing, graph theory, Main Line Classical Academy, proof
4 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged 2nd grade, addition, arithmetic, famous mathematicians, Main Line Classical Academy, pascal's triangle, patterns
1 Comment