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Numicon – combining geometry and arithmetic
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. This year, we are actively using the Numicon tool in our classes. We have two sets like this one – and it’s plenty for a group of 12. (Translator’s note – here is … Continue reading
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Games with the multiplication table
The following was translated from this post by Jane Kats. Translation and translator’s notes are by Yulia Shpilman. (Translator’s note: I taught a lesson inspired by this post to my math circle for 1st and 2nd graders on Sunday and … Continue reading
Arithmetic games – is that boring?
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I very much subscribe to this philosophy when teaching math to kindergartners. As for the games mentioned, I love playing many of them throughout elementary school. In our math classes, we do a … Continue reading
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The joys of peas and toothpicks for all ages!
Translation of this post by Jane Kats. A building set from peas and toothpicks is a simple and winning proposition. I can keep building from it myself again and again, inventing new structures every time. You can make platonic solids, … Continue reading
Games with tanks and mirror books
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. In our childhood, there was a popular simple game: take a piece of paper, fold it in half and on one half of it draw a dozen small tanks (*translator’s note: drawing balloons … Continue reading
Why not count on our fingers?
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I would love to know the source of the very prevalent idea that counting on your fingers is bad. Our school is currently teaching counting and basic arithmetic using a ruler, i.e., a … Continue reading
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The Piaget Phenomenon
I am very excited to let you know that I am now collaborating with the amazing Jane Kats and that translations of her insightful and inspirational posts will now regularly appear on my blog under the tag “Jane Kats”. Among … Continue reading
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