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Exploring Rectangles

Friday is a special day in our math classes at the Main Line Classical Academy.  We read and discuss mathematical stories and we do exploration projects.  Here is the project that we did with the 2nd-4th grades last Friday. It … Continue reading

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Story Math in Kindergarten: Two of Everything

Friday is story day in our Kindergarten math class.  For our first book we read Two of Everything, a Chinese folktale.  We then had a wonderful discussion and the kids asked some very insightful questions. Here is a brief synopsis of … Continue reading

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Math on the Go

My memories of math being fun go way back to early childhood.  I don’t recall the exact age at which I started begging my dad for math problems, but it was definitely years before I started school.  Perhaps not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Backfiring Incentives

I don’t know many kids that enjoy washing dishes, vacuuming, or doing laundry.  Most parents get their kids to do these things by providing incentives, which can take many forms.  Some parents give their kids an allowance, others threaten to … Continue reading

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