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Tag Archives: functions
Funville Adventures live on Kickstarter!
Funville Adventures, our mathinspired children’s fantasy with Allison Bishop, had a great first day on Kickstarter! We are very excited by the interest and support that it is getting! You can check it out here. Our goal with this project … Continue reading
Get ready for Funville Adventures!
Funville Adventures, our book with Allison Bishop, will be starting its crowdfunding campaign later this month and the plan is for it to be published by Natural Math this summer! Here is a sneak preview of our awesome book cover: … Continue reading
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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Tagged 5 years old, function machine, functions, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy
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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 mathinspired children’s fantasy adventure (who … Continue reading
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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Tagged class, fun math, function machine, functions, Golden Key Russian School, math play, puzzles
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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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Tagged 5 years old, apps, computer games, cool games for kids, fun math, functions, games, learning games for kids, the game 2048
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Creating inverses for noninvertible 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 inout pairs. Katie was able to guess all of my … Continue reading
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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Tagged #tmwyk, 4 years old, amusing discussion, fun math, functions
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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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Tagged #tmwyk, 4 years old, amusing discussion, fun math, functions
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