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Main Line Math Festival on April 22
On April 22, Golden Key Russian School and Main Line Classical Academy are hosting their fifth Main Line Math Festival for kids ages 512. Date: Sunday, April 22 Time: 4 PM – 6 PM Location: Temple Brith Achim, 481 S Gulph Rd, King of … Continue reading
Fun with pentacubes
Today we started a unit on geometry with the second graders. The first activity had them explore how many different structures can be made out of 4 snap cubes. They very quickly came up with the five tetrominoes: After a … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3Dgeometry, geometry, Main Line Classical Academy, manipulatives, snap cubes
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A number talk that turned into an investigation
It all started out with 12+12+12 a problem that was not particularly difficult for any of my 1st/2nd grade students. The students took turns suggesting strategies for doing this computation and I recorded them on the board (this was an … Continue reading
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Tagged 1st grade, 2nd grade, arithmetic, exploration, Main Line Classical Academy, number talk
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Playing with symmetry in kindergarten
In our kindergarten classroom, there is a big mirror that is usually covered by a giant map. And for good reason! As soon as the students find themselves anywhere near the mirror, it attracts them like a magnet. They make … Continue reading
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Tagged kids as manipulatives, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, mathematical art, symmetry
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3digit numbers are tricky! Part II
This is a followup post to this one, about introducing 3digit numbers to kindergartners. I start this lesson by asking the students to come up to the board one by one and write down consecutive numbers starting with 100. There … Continue reading
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Tagged 3digit numbers, counting, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, place value
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3digit numbers are tricky!
For the past several weeks, our kindergartners have been playing with 2digit numbers: they made numbers out of base10 blocks, wrote them on the board, translated between the two representations, counted by 10’s from different starting points, and more. We … Continue reading
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Tagged 3digit numbers, base 10 blocks, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, making numbers
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Fibonacci Trees
For two weeks in a row, in our joint 1st5th grade math classes, a certain famous sequence made its appearance. The activities were seemingly very different: in the first one we were climbing stairs one or two steps at a … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 3rd grade, fibonacci sequence, Main Line Classical Academy, mathematical art, patterns, sequences
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Time, symmetry, and unexpected turns
This is a story of how a kindergarten lesson on telling time turned into a lesson on symmetry. It all started with a fun, colorful clock, with numbers 1 through 12 made out of shapes (some related to the number, … Continue reading
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Tagged 5 years old, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, rotational symmetry, symmetry, time
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