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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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Drawing stars and triangles
Last week we did several really fun activities from the book A Collection of Math Lessons, A: Grades 13 by Marilyn Burns and Bonnie Tank. Here is an account of one of them. The activity was “How many stars can … Continue reading
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Playing Math Detectives: First Week of Second Grade Math
The first week in our second grade class we did lots of time traveling. We played the role of math detectives and helped people from different time periods solve problems. We also learned about some ancient number systems. On the … Continue reading
What makes a triangle?
Last weekend we went to a wonderful family camp with an Ancient Greece theme. I was tasked with coming up with a fun, handson geometry lesson for 57 year olds. These were my criteria for the activity: 1) Easy prep … Continue reading
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“Where’s the animal?” – A fun game for all ages.
Yesterday, Katie dug up a game that she really liked to play a couple of years ago, but hasn’t played in a while. I was quite surprised to discover that Zoe is now capable of playing and enjoying the game … Continue reading
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Tagged 2 years old, 6 years old, combinatorial games, fun math, games, logic, set theory
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Counting to a Million
This evening Katie was entertaining herself by counting to 100 by 2s, 3s, 4s, etc. After counting by 9s, Katie exclaimed, “That was easy; but you know what’s even easier? Counting by 10s – I can count by 10s to … Continue reading
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Who’s the oldest?
Katie’s birthday is on October 2. Our school district’s policy for going to first grade is “6 years old by October 1”, and they are very strict about it. Katie knows this fact, and fortunately, she is very happy about … Continue reading
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