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The Piaget Phenomenon
I am very excited to let you know that I am now collaborating with the amazing Jane Kats and that translations of her insightful and inspirational posts will now regularly appear on my blog under the tag “Jane Kats”. Among … Continue reading
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Why learn poetry by heart?
[This is a guest post by Yulia Shpilman. It is not about math, and therefore a bit unusual for this blog. However, I feel that many of the reasons and advice that she gives for learning poetry apply to learning … Continue reading
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Math should be felt with your hands: Interview with Jane Kats
If you ask me whose philosophies on elementary school teaching have influenced me the most, I will answer without pause: Jane Kats. Jane is a math educator, the author of numerous books and workbooks for educators, parents and children, and a general … Continue reading
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Who’s the Oldest: Conversation with Kindergartners
Yesterday, I overheard a wonderful conversation between our Kindergarten teacher and the Kindergartners. The kids needed to line up to exit the classroom and the teacher told them to line up by age, oldest to youngest. Immediately, one of the … Continue reading
Keeping Kids’ Curiosities Alive: Conversation with James Tanton
What associations do words like “meaningful, joyful, relevant, human, with thinking” invoke in your mind? Of all the possibilities, I bet one of the least likely associations is “mathematics”. And yet, if you ask James Tanton, the MathematicianatLarge for the … Continue reading
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“The Purpose of Education is to Have an Interesting Life. Now.”: conversation with Maria Droujkova
Maria Droujkova is the founder of Natural Math, a curriculum developer and a mathematics education consultant. When asked what she thinks should be the main goals of an elementary school curriculum, Maria answers with a quote from a favorite book, … Continue reading
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How is this math anyway?
At what point do kids start forming opinions about what math is and what it is not? Recently, I have noticed a trend that somewhat upsets me. Whereas my 1st and 2nd graders may say things like “This is not … Continue reading