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Tag Archives: philosophical
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
My very own Beautiful Oops!
Katie really likes crepes, but she hasn’t had them in a while. I used to like making crepes, but I haven’t done it in quite a longer while. Earlier this week, Katie complained about #1, which reminded me of #2. … Continue reading
What makes a pattern?
Last year, a large fraction of the small amount of math that Katie did in Kindergarten consisted of basic patterns. “Red, blue, red, blue, red” what comes next? And the more advanced version of that with three repeating colors or … Continue reading
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Role Reversal
As a typical 2.5 year old, Zoe really likes the word “myself”. This gets applied to everything, from opening doors to putting on clothes to riding her bike. In particular, I get to hear it multiple times in quick succession … Continue reading
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Math on the Go
My memories of math being fun go way back to early childhood. I don’t recall the exact age at which I started begging my dad for math problems, but it was definitely years before I started school. Perhaps not surprisingly, … Continue reading