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Isometric graph paper and 3D pictures
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. At our math festivals and during Mousematics lessons we actively use isometric graph paper, aka “triangular grid paper”. Sheets with a triangular grid can be downloaded on our site here in the free downloads … Continue reading
The joys of peas and toothpicks for all ages!
Translation of this post by Jane Kats. A building set from peas and toothpicks is a simple and winning proposition. I can keep building from it myself again and again, inventing new structures every time. You can make platonic solids, … Continue reading
Our Second Fun Math Festival
We had another wonderful math festival, hosted jointly by Golden Key Russian School and Main Line Classical Academy. Here is an account of it, written by Yulia Shpilman. We did it, we did it, we did it again! Last Sunday, … Continue reading
I come before you!
Today I had two really fun lessons on the same topic, one with the kindergartners and the second one with the 2nd and 3rd graders combined. The topic was “when does order matter?” and I began both classes with a … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, building, drawing, handson activity, Kindergarten, logic, Main Line Classical Academy, order
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Color Counts
Zoe really likes playing with Mathlink cubes, but until a few days ago, the only thing she really liked doing with them was take apart structures that I would build for her (and she would not be satisfied until all … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, building, fun math, manipulatives
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Making Cubes
Today I used Magformers to show Zoe how to make a cube. Then I said, “Now you do it.” She made me three! Here are the stepbystep pictures for one of them (if you go through them very quickly, it’ll … Continue reading
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Build and Describe
Two weeks ago in class we did an activity we called “build and describe.” This is how it worked: First all students got an identical set of blocks (initially two or three, depending on age group). Next, one student built … Continue reading
From 3D to 2D and Back
Last class we explored how 3dimensional objects can be represented in 2 dimensions. We started with a brief study of the cube; we counted the number of faces, vertices and edges (for some of the younger kids, this was not … Continue reading
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Tagged building, class, geometry, Golden Key Russian School, handson activity, visual puzzles
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Building Towers
The first half of today’s lesson consisted of building towers out of colorful blocks. It began with me building a tower and asking the girls some questions about the order in which the blocks could be placed. Could I have … Continue reading
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Tagged 5 years old, algorithms, building, combinatorics, fun math, lesson
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More Magnetic Fun
I have already posted about how cool I think Magformers are, but I couldn’t stop myself from sharing Katie’s latest creation. As foreshadowed, Katie received the 62 piece set for New Years, and so together with the 14 that we … Continue reading
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