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Bigger than Googol?

Today Katie and I had a conversation about BIG numbers.  However, I told her that in order to get a sense of big numbers, we first needed to start with some smaller ones.  For this purpose, I brought out the … Continue reading

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A bit of Set Theory

Katie and I joined my sister’s Golden Key Russian School – Katie attends and I help out my sister with the math classes.  We hope to write semi-detailed descriptions of the lessons on the school’s blog, but here I will … 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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Functions – not so scary!

In many math curricula, functions are treated as something complicated and mysterious and they don’t get introduced until some time in middle school.  But in fact, the basic idea is very simple and beautiful.  A few days ago I introduced … Continue reading

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Graph Theory With Dolls

Katie really likes playing with dolls.  Actually, she will ‘role play’ with all types of objects (I’ve seen her even do it with pencils!) but barbie sized dolls are by far her favorite.  Recently she has been complaining that she … Continue reading

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