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Tag Archives: amusing discussion
Is three minutes a long time?
I was putting Zoe to bed today and the process was moving rather slowly. She kept coming up with excuses not to change into pajamas or brush her teeth. Finally, she sensed that I was getting frustrated and that it … 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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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, amusing discussion, distance, everyday math, measurement, time
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Equal Shmequal
A few days ago, Katie came home from a party with 3 Oreo cookies. In the evening, she asked to have one of them with her milk. Permission was granted. As she was finishing up her munching, Katie asked … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, amusing discussion, geometry, measurement
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Fingers are not like hands
Zoe (2y. 3mo.) has recently gotten pretty good at counting up to 10 objects. Today, as we were out on a walk, I decided that it was time to start taking advantage of this and chatting math with her. Here … Continue reading
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Skip Counting
Recently, we have been talking a lot with Katie about skip counting. She has been coloring hundreds charts, playing skipcounting games, and today we even read a story about it. After we finished reading we had the following conversation: Katie: … Continue reading
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What is Math?
Yesterday was my first day this academic year of teaching math at the Golden Key Russian School. We have four groups with kids’ ages ranging from 4 to 9 years old. I started off all the classes by asking the … Continue reading
Fair Sharing?
Katie: Mom, can I have a whole doughnut with my milk? Me: I think there is only one left in the bag. How about a piece for daddy and me? Katie: I can give you a quarter (aka, one fourth … Continue reading
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Monday Starts on Saturday
Here is an amusing conversation that I had with Katie today. Me: Katie, what day of the week is it? Katie: Friday. Me: And what day of the week will it be in seven days? Katie: Friday. Me: And what … Continue reading
Making Connections
Today Katie spent a long time in the bathtub, mostly doing math :). It started out with me giving her the following problem that I got from Zvonkin’s book: You are standing on the first floor. You climb to the … Continue reading
Who’s on First?
Katie and I were downstairs in the dining room while my husband was upstairs entertaining Zoe. Suddenly, Katie and I hear a bang. Katie (pointing to the ceiling): Someone is on the roof! Me: No, that noise came from your … Continue reading