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Measuring everything in sight!
Last week, our second grade math class was filled with fun measurement activities, more specifically, measuring length. Here are some highlights. A number of the activities were adapted from the Georgia Mathematics Standards of Excellence. For the first activity, I … Continue reading
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What makes a triangle?
Last weekend we went to a wonderful family camp with an Ancient Greece theme. I was tasked with coming up with a fun, handson geometry lesson for 57 year olds. These were my criteria for the activity: 1) Easy prep … Continue reading
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Tagged 6 years old, 7 years old, camp, class, Euclid, fun math, geometry, handson activity
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Random Walks through aMAZEing Triangle
The main activity for last weeks lesson with the first and second graders was adapted from the book Math Circles for Elementary School Students by Natasha Rozhkovskaya (and it will likely be the first of many). The kids were split … Continue reading
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Tagged class, first grade, fun math, games, Golden Key Russian School, probability, second grade
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Kid in the Machine
A few weeks ago, we had a lesson on one of my favorite topics to have little kids play around with – functions! When covering this topic with little ones, a very important first step is to create a cool … Continue reading
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Tagged class, fun math, function machine, functions, Golden Key Russian School, math play, puzzles
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Cuneiform numerals
When was the last time you paused to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of our number system? Compare it, for example, to the Roman numerals, that we all become intimately familiar with in elementary school. Why is it better? To … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, class, cuneiform, fun math, Golden Key Russian School, math history
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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
Learning to fly
This is a guest post by Boris Ovetsky about a recent science class at the Golden Key Russian School. Enjoy! Starting with Ikarus, we all love to fly. Or at least imagine ourselves flying. We build plane models and kites; … Continue reading
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