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Tag Archives: counting
Kids are like marbles
In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School. There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, addition, arithmetic, counting, Golden Key Russian School, group activity, Kindergarten, making 10, subtraction
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Nonstandard Division
The game Labyrinth has been a recent favorite at our house. However, this post isn’t so much about the game itself, but rather about Zoe dealing with a certain aspect of the setup: dividing a pile of cards evenly between … Continue reading
Counting Geese
Zoe, grandma, and grandpa were walking in the park. They noticed a flock of geese by the pond. “There are so many geese!” Zoe exclaimed. “How many geese are there?” asked grandma. Zoe began counting, carefully pointing to each goose … Continue reading
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Tagged 2 years old, addition, amusing story, counting, little kids
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Counting to a Million
This evening Katie was entertaining herself by counting to 100 by 2s, 3s, 4s, etc. After counting by 9s, Katie exclaimed, “That was easy; but you know what’s even easier? Counting by 10s – I can count by 10s to … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, amusing conversation, big numbers, counting, skip counting
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Subitizing, Counting, and Rearranging
Zoe really likes playing bingo. Today, after we finished a game, I decided to take advantage of the pretty blue chips to conduct a little experiment. Here it is (mostly in pictures). M: How many chips are there? Z: One … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, counting, little kids, math with little kids, subitizing
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Family Regrouping
Two sisters, two parents, two cousins, and four grandparents, all met up at the park (true story). During the car ride home, one of the sisters (lets call her Katie), exclaimed, “There were ten of us at the park.” The … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, arithmetic, counting, games, sets, word math games
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A mathematical monologue
Not too long ago, Katie was happy to do random arithmetic problems that resulted (semi)naturally from our conversations. However, recently, when I try to turn something into a calculation for her she says, “I don’t want a problem” or “I … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 6 years old, addition, amusing conversation, amusing story, arithmetic, counting
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Fingers are not like hands
Zoe (2y. 3mo.) has recently gotten pretty good at counting up to 10 objects. Today, as we were out on a walk, I decided that it was time to start taking advantage of this and chatting math with her. Here … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 2 years old, amusing discussion, counting, little kids, philosophical
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Skip Counting
Recently, we have been talking a lot with Katie about skip counting. She has been coloring hundreds charts, playing skipcounting games, and today we even read a story about it. After we finished reading we had the following conversation: Katie: … Continue reading
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First Patterns
I had been wondering when I would make my first post about Katie’s younger sister Zoe. Just like I generally do with Katie, I decided that I would wait until I got inspired by something Zoe did. And so, about … Continue reading