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Fun Math Festival (Russian version)

[This is the Russian version of the guest post made by my sister, Yulia Shpilman, about the awesome math festival that she organized last weekend.] Ну вот, наконец мы провели у себя в Филадельфии мат игротеку (спасибо Жене Кац за … Continue reading

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Fun Math Festival

[This is a guest post made by my sister, Yulia Shpilman, about the awesome math festival that she organized last weekend.] So I finally did it!  I organized a math festival (thank you to Jane Kats for her inspiration and … Continue reading

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Kid in the Machine

A few weeks ago, we had a lesson on one of my favorite topics to have little kids play around with – functions!  When covering this topic with little ones, a very important first step is to create a cool … Continue reading

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Symmetry is beautiful!

Today Katie and I spent the morning playing with symmetry.  This post will mostly consist of pictures because symmetry is better illustrated visually than verbally.  However, I would like to describe the rules of our ‘game’.  We had an axis … Continue reading

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Kids can have the same revelation multiple times!

Yesterday Katie wanted the dolls to have another ball (in general, we decided that the balls were going to happen once a week, but yesterday was going to be an exception).  While I was eating dinner, Katie took her dolls … Continue reading

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Graph Theory With Dolls

Katie really likes playing with dolls.  Actually, she will ‘role play’ with all types of objects (I’ve seen her even do it with pencils!) but barbie sized dolls are by far her favorite.  Recently she has been complaining that she … Continue reading

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