Tag Archives: 6 years old

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, hands-on geometry lesson for 5-7 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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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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String theory and practice

Part I: Zoe Zoe really liked her aquamarine pants with two strings. She liked playing with the strings, and she liked counting them: one, two.  Then, one day, she pulled a little too hard on one of the strings, and … Continue reading

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Measuring Distance in Time

When was the last time you used an actual unit of distance when answering a question of the type “How far is …”?  For example, Katie knows that her school is 5 minutes away, mom’s work is 10 minutes away, … Continue reading

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Family Regrouping

Two sisters, two parents, two cousins, and four grandparents, all met up at the park (true story).  During the car ride home, one of the sisters (lets call her Katie), exclaimed, “There were ten of us at the park.”  The … Continue reading

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