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Isometric graph paper and 3D pictures
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. At our math festivals and during Mousematics lessons we actively use isometric graph paper, aka “triangular grid paper”. Sheets with a triangular grid can be downloaded on our site here in the free downloads … Continue reading
Counting beads
Translated from this post by Jane Kats. Recently, at our math lessons with 56 year olds, we were … threading beads. Actually, we were making very simple abacuses. We were putting 5 light beads and 5 dark beads on a … Continue reading
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Playing Broken Telephone
What follows was translated from this post by Jane Kats. The game described was played by children ages 56, but I feel that a variation of it could be fun for older kids, or even adults. Ideas? When I was … Continue reading
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