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M&Ms: Munch and Math

It all started with a bag of peanut M&Ms. There were three of us and we would take the M&Ms out of the bag three at a time; Zoe would pick her favorite color out of the three, then Katie … Continue reading

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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

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Rectangular Numbers?

A few days ago Katie and I played the following game: one of us would say a number and the other one would have to make a rectangle out of that many squares (actually we used the board and chips … Continue reading

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Sweet Division

Today I had a great conversation with Katie about divisibility.  It all began when we opened a small pack of skittles. Katie: There are candies of 5 different colors. Me: How many are there of each color? Katie: 3 Me: … Continue reading

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Having a ball with division!

This week, Katie’s SchoolPlus homework continued with the topic of division.  She had a worksheet with 25 division problems, going up to numbers as high as 30.  After some deliberation over how to handle this, I decided that the involvement … Continue reading

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