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Tag Archives: manipulatives
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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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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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, 6 years old, counting, jane kats, making 10, manipulatives
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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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Entertaining kindergartners with caterpillars, dots, and monsters
Below is a guest post by my sister, Yulia Shpilman. We had a particularly wonderful class with my Kindergarten Math Circle last week and I wanted to share a few of our activities, in case someone else wants to try … Continue reading
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Color Counts
Zoe really likes playing with Mathlink cubes, but until a few days ago, the only thing she really liked doing with them was take apart structures that I would build for her (and she would not be satisfied until all … Continue reading
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Napier’s Bones
Recently, my husband was reading on Wikipedia about John Napier. He became very intrigued with Napier’s bones, and decided to see whether we can acquire some. I was very excited by the prospect as I have been lamenting about not … Continue reading
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Tagged arithmetic, famous mathematicians, handson activity, manipulatives, math history, multiplication
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