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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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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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