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Tag Archives: 3rd grade
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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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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Dots in a Square from Math Without Words
Recently, my third grade class and I have fallen in love with Math Without Words by James Tanton. This is a delightful collection of math puzzles, ranging in difficulty from fairly easy to quite hard, but all mathematically beautiful. Occasionally, … Continue reading
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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