Tag Archives: drawing

Four colors or more?

When you find your students working during break time on a problem that was the topic of a lesson three weeks prior, you know that something has gone right and your heart is filled with joy and excitement. What they … Continue reading

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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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Drawing stars and triangles

Last week we did several really fun activities from the book A Collection of Math Lessons, A: Grades 1-3  by Marilyn Burns and Bonnie Tank.  Here is an account of one of them. The activity was “How many stars can … Continue reading

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How to Draw It

This week’s lesson with Katie and Varya started off with some drawing exercises.  I would show them a figure and they had to draw it without lifting the pencil from the paper and without going over any line twice.  The … Continue reading

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It all depends on how you look at it.

Objects often looked different when viewed from different angles.  A fun, and often non-trivial, activity is to draw an object as viewed from the front, side, top, etc.  This week in class, we used cubes from the puzzle game Q-bits … Continue reading

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