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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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Katie the logician

Yesterday, Katie came up with her own, consistent logic puzzle!  This is how it happened (with the puzzle, of course). I was flipping through Alice in Puzzle-Land by Raymond Smullyan, which had just arrived in the mail.  Naturally, she asked … Continue reading

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Unusual Math for little kids: workbook review

Katie has really been enjoying doing exercises from the  MouseMatics workbooks by Jane Kats (including the exercise I discussed in my previous post). The activities in this book are little logic puzzles, of a type that I haven’t seen in … Continue reading

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