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Conservation of fingers and toes
Zoe likes to play with my hands. She will examine the fingers, moving them around and pulling on them. And I, being who I am, find myself thinking, “Fingers are a great math manipulative. I should seize the moment and … Continue reading
Kids are like marbles
In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School. There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading
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Story Math in Kindergarten: Two of Everything
Friday is story day in our Kindergarten math class. For our first book we read Two of Everything, a Chinese folktale. We then had a wonderful discussion and the kids asked some very insightful questions. Here is a brief synopsis of … Continue reading
What is a number? – First week of Kindergarten Math
My first week of teaching has been a lot of fun! This post is about some of the things we did with the Kindergartners. On the first day, after introductions and getting to know each other, I asked them what … Continue reading
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Some functions are not friends
Following the suggestion of one of the commenters, I introduced Katie to the concept of inverse functions. I started by saying that I want to tell her about two functions that are not friends with each other. She seemed interested, … Continue reading
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Symmetry is beautiful!
Today Katie and I spent the morning playing with symmetry. This post will mostly consist of pictures because symmetry is better illustrated visually than verbally. However, I would like to describe the rules of our ‘game’. We had an axis … Continue reading
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