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numbers and NUMBERS

Yesterday was probably the calmest lesson I’ve had with the girls to date.  I gave each of them a task, and watched them peacefully plugging away.  Varya was supposed to write down numbers that could be made using rods with … Continue reading

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Evens and Odds

Today’s lesson started with a game of catch.  The goal was for the girls to figure out who would have the ball after some number of throws. (Actually, throwing turned out to be a terrible idea because their coordination isn’t … Continue reading

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Cutting Corners

What happens when you take a figure with 4 angles and cut off one angle?  You get a figure with 3 angles, right?  The girls’ answer was natural and not at all surprising.  Luckily, I had prepared some paper quadrilaterals … Continue reading

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A colorful activity

After a two week break, the girls were very excited at yesterday’s lesson.  Luckily, the first half hour was spent on a chess lesson with my husband, so he got to deal with most of the hyperactivity :-).  By the … Continue reading

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Birthday Math

Today was Katie’s birthday so we had a birthday-related topic.  Also, to make it feel more special, we had the lesson in the kitchen instead of the usual room.  We agreed that we would do a bit of math and … Continue reading

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A square is still a square unless you turn it around!

Yesterday’s lesson began with me drawing a rectangle, a square, and a rhombus. Me: A rectangle is a figure with 4 sides and 4 right angles.  Is a square also a rectangle? Girls unanimously: No! Me: Does a square have … Continue reading

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Another lesson, another story: Counting outfits and classifying quadrilaterals

This Wednesday’s lesson was a bit chaotic and unfortunately I do not have any pictures from it.  The girls were both hyper and cranky, and it was hard to keep their attention for more than five consecutive minutes; after that … Continue reading

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