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Nets and Decorations

For the past two weeks, we have been continuing to explore 3D objects, and more specifically their nets.  During the first lesson, we played with the nets of a cube.  The kids were given pictures of hexominoes (arrangements of 6 … Continue reading

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From 3D to 2D and Back

Last class we explored how 3-dimensional objects can be represented in 2 dimensions.  We started with a brief study of the cube; we counted the number of faces, vertices and edges (for some of the younger kids, this was not … Continue reading

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Does order matter?

When you get dressed in the morning, does it matter in which order you put on your pants and your shirt?  What about your socks and your shoes?  Which articles of clothing cannot be put on first?  What about last? … Continue reading

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Cutting Corners (take 2)

After we determined what a rectangle was, we started exploring what would happen if we try to slightly alter it.  A rectangle has four angles, what happens when you cut off an angle?  How many angles does the resulting figure … Continue reading

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Colorful Tens

Katie and I made this out of construction paper. I thought that we were showing all possible ways of making 10 out of two numbers, but Katie had a completely different explanation for my husband when he asked her about … Continue reading

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