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Functions in Kindergarten – A favorite

A few weeks ago I did a series of lessons with the kindergartners about one of my favorite topics to do with this age group: functions!  I recall being quite surprised when I introduced the concept to my daughter when … Continue reading

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Soon in print…

It’s official: Funville Adventures, a book I coauthored with Allison Bishop, is going to be published by Delta Stream Media, an imprint of Natural Math. What type of book is Funville Adventures?  It is a math-inspired children’s fantasy adventure (who … Continue reading

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Kid in the Machine

A few weeks ago, we had a lesson on one of my favorite topics to have little kids play around with – functions!  When covering this topic with little ones, a very important first step is to create a cool … Continue reading

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The function of 2048

Yesterday Katie caught me playing the recent popular game 2048.  When I confessed to playing a game, she looked at it and asked me whether she could have a turn.  I didn’t see why not – the rules are certainly … Continue reading

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Creating inverses for non-invertible functions

This evening Katie and I were playing with functions again.  We were taking turns coming up with functions and having the other person guess the rule from a few example in-out pairs.  Katie was able to guess all of my … Continue reading

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Some functions are not friends

Following the suggestion of one of the commenters, I introduced Katie to the concept of inverse functions.  I started by saying that I want to tell her about two functions that are not friends with each other.  She seemed interested, … Continue reading

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Functions – not so scary!

In many math curricula, functions are treated as something complicated and mysterious and they don’t get introduced until some time in middle school.  But in fact, the basic idea is very simple and beautiful.  A few days ago I introduced … Continue reading

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