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Lots of fun with Tiny Polka Dot
For a week in our kindergarten class we have been playing with Tiny Polka Dot! I had been excited about these cards arriving for a while, and I was not disappointed. They are colorful, sturdy and creative, and my students … Continue reading
Great Mathematicians, Old and Young
Almost every week, I read or tell my second grade class a story about a famous mathematician. Recently, we have been reading from the book Mathematicians Are People Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians and the students have been … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, addition, arithmetic, famous mathematicians, Main Line Classical Academy, pascal's triangle, patterns
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Kids are like marbles
In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School. There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, addition, arithmetic, counting, Golden Key Russian School, group activity, Kindergarten, making 10, subtraction
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What is a number? – First week of Kindergarten Math
My first week of teaching has been a lot of fun! This post is about some of the things we did with the Kindergartners. On the first day, after introductions and getting to know each other, I asked them what … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, arithmetic, fun math, games, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, what is math
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M&Ms: Munch and Math
It all started with a bag of peanut M&Ms. There were three of us and we would take the M&Ms out of the bag three at a time; Zoe would pick her favorite color out of the three, then Katie … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 7 years old, amusing conversation, arithmetic, division, fractions
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Just how many prime numbers are there?
Over the past few months, my 4th and 5th graders had a number of opportunities to explore prime numbers and factoring – they drew factor trees, discovered divisibility rules, played Prime Climb, and more. Last Sunday, I decided that they … Continue reading
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Tagged 4th grade, 5th grade, arithmetic, Euclid, factoring, prime numbers, proof
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Gruesome Math
Zoe has a recent fascination with blood – not the real kind (luckily), but the kind that appears in stories when someone gets hurt. Here is an example of how an innocent math problem turned into a gruesome tale. I was … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, addition, amusing conversation, amusing story, arithmetic, subtraction
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