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Funville Adventures is on a Web Tour!

Through March 15, Funville Adventures will be visiting blogs, forums, and other communities throughout the web. Today, the tour had its first stop at Talking Math With Your Kids by Christopher Danielson.  The title of his post is Things that … Continue reading

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“Math you can play” – books with games

Games are an important part of the elementary school math curriculum that I develop and teach.  Through different games students learn and reinforce a variety of skills, ranging from arithmetic to spacial reasoning to logic. In my classroom, I have … Continue reading

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Funville Adventures launched!

Funville Adventures, our math-inspired fantasy adventure with Allison Bishop, is officially published! It is available on amazon and directly from Natural Math, where you can read more about the book. Here are some early reviews of the book: “You too … Continue reading

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Drawing heads, tails, knees, and toes – useful?

Drawing a useful picture or diagram is an important problem-solving skill.  From teaching different groups of elementary school children, I have noticed that some students are very reluctant to draw anything whereas others will draw elaborate pictures with lots of … Continue reading

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Funville Adventures live on Kickstarter!

Funville Adventures, our math-inspired children’s fantasy with Allison Bishop, had a great first day on Kickstarter!  We are very excited by the interest and support that it is getting!  You can check it out here. Our goal with this project … Continue reading

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Get ready for Funville Adventures!

Funville Adventures, our book with Allison Bishop, will be starting its crowdfunding campaign later this month and the plan is for it to be published by Natural Math this summer! Here is a sneak preview of our awesome book cover: … Continue reading

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Avoid Hard Work! – A book for problem-solvers of all levels (toddler to mathematician)

It is the beginning of winter break and the family is off to a vacation.  The car ride ahead is many hours.  Ten minutes into the drive, Katie (8 years old) realizes that she forgot her book.  In desperation, she … Continue reading

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What is a pattern?

This week in Kindergarten our focus was on patterns.  I began by asking the kids whether they knew what a pattern was.  All said “yes” in unison.  So I called on someone to tell me.  “It’s when you have one … Continue reading

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Little Kids and Big Numbers: Reading How Many Jelly Beans?

I have noticed on a number of occasions that little kids are fascinated by big numbers.   They like to hear them said, they like to see them written, they like to have them visualized.  So it was not surprising … Continue reading

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Soon in print…

It’s official: Funville Adventures, a book I coauthored with Allison Bishop, is going to be published by Delta Stream Media, an imprint of Natural Math. What type of book is Funville Adventures?  It is a math-inspired children’s fantasy adventure (who … Continue reading

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