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Tag Archives: 5 years old
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
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
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Tagged #tmwyk, 5 years old, amusing conversation, big numbers, infinity, orders of magnitude
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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
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Tagged #tmwyk, 5 years old, 9 years old, amusing conversation, philosophical
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Counting beads
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. Recently, at our math lessons with 56 year olds, we were … threading beads. Actually, we were making very simple abacuses. We were putting 5 light beads and 5 dark beads on a … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, 6 years old, counting, jane kats, making 10, manipulatives
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Time, symmetry, and unexpected turns
This is a story of how a kindergarten lesson on telling time turned into a lesson on symmetry. It all started with a fun, colorful clock, with numbers 1 through 12 made out of shapes (some related to the number, … Continue reading
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Tagged 5 years old, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, rotational symmetry, symmetry, time
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Functions in Kindergarten – A favorite
A few weeks ago I did a series of lessons with the kindergartners about one of my favorite topics to do with this age group: functions! I recall being quite surprised when I introduced the concept to my daughter when … Continue reading
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Tagged 5 years old, function machine, functions, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy
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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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