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Our Second Fun Math Festival
We had another wonderful math festival, hosted jointly by Golden Key Russian School and Main Line Classical Academy. Here is an account of it, written by Yulia Shpilman. We did it, we did it, we did it again! Last Sunday, … Continue reading
Math should be felt with your hands: Interview with Jane Kats
If you ask me whose philosophies on elementary school teaching have influenced me the most, I will answer without pause: Jane Kats. Jane is a math educator, the author of numerous books and workbooks for educators, parents and children, and a general … 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 13 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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Tagged 6 years old, 7 years old, drawing, fun math, Main Line Classical Academy, place value, second grade
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What is a number? – First week of Kindergarten Math
My first week of teaching has been a lot of fun! This post is about some of the things we did with the Kindergartners. On the first day, after introductions and getting to know each other, I asked them what … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, arithmetic, fun math, games, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, what is math
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Keeping Kids’ Curiosities Alive: Conversation with James Tanton
What associations do words like “meaningful, joyful, relevant, human, with thinking” invoke in your mind? Of all the possibilities, I bet one of the least likely associations is “mathematics”. And yet, if you ask James Tanton, the MathematicianatLarge for the … 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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Diagonal is not straight
Zoe and I often play games where one of us makes a figure with some objects (stones, chips, snapcubes, etc.) and the other one has to make an identical figure. Today, for this purpose, we were using an old Russian … Continue reading
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Tagged #tmwyk, 3 years old, amusing story, definitions, fun math, games, geometry
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