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Math enrichment – what is the value?
Another guest post by Yulia Shpilman on why we teach enrichment math and what it means to us. When you look for additional math classes for your child, what do you look for? We (and by we I mean Golden … Continue reading
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Entertaining kindergartners with caterpillars, dots, and monsters
Below is a guest post by my sister, Yulia Shpilman. We had a particularly wonderful class with my Kindergarten Math Circle last week and I wanted to share a few of our activities, in case someone else wants to try … Continue reading
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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
Why learn poetry by heart?
[This is a guest post by Yulia Shpilman. It is not about math, and therefore a bit unusual for this blog. However, I feel that many of the reasons and advice that she gives for learning poetry apply to learning … Continue reading
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Kids are like marbles
In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School. There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading
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Math education, here I come (full time!)
In short: In the fall I will become the Head of Math at a small private school in its second year of existence. I will be developing their elementary school math curriculum, starting with the younger grades and working up. … Continue reading
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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