Tag Archives: fun math

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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Factor “trees”

Recently, we had a few lessons on prime numbers and factoring with my 4th and 5th graders.  Inspired by the beautiful drawings in this post, I had my students draw their own factor trees.  Actually, most of their creations can only … Continue reading

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Fun Math Festival (Russian version)

[This is the Russian version of the guest post made by my sister, Yulia Shpilman, about the awesome math festival that she organized last weekend.] Ну вот, наконец мы провели у себя в Филадельфии мат игротеку (спасибо Жене Кац за … Continue reading

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Fun Math Festival

[This is a guest post made by my sister, Yulia Shpilman, about the awesome math festival that she organized last weekend.] So I finally did it!  I organized a math festival (thank you to Jane Kats for her inspiration and … Continue reading

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Color Counts

Zoe really likes playing with Mathlink cubes, but until a few days ago, the only thing she really liked doing with them was take apart structures that I would build for her (and she would not be satisfied until all … Continue reading

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Random Walks through a-MAZE-ing Triangle

The main activity for last weeks lesson with the first and second graders was adapted from the book Math Circles for Elementary School Students by Natasha Rozhkovskaya (and it will likely be the first of many). The kids were split … Continue reading

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“Where’s the animal?” – A fun game for all ages.

Yesterday, Katie dug up a game that she really liked to play a couple of years ago, but hasn’t played in a while.  I was quite surprised to discover that Zoe is now capable of playing and enjoying the game … Continue reading

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