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Tag Archives: problem solving
Drawing heads, tails, knees, and toes – useful?
Drawing a useful picture or diagram is an important problemsolving skill. From teaching different groups of elementary school children, I have noticed that some students are very reluctant to draw anything whereas others will draw elaborate pictures with lots of … Continue reading
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Playing Math Detectives: First Week of Second Grade Math
The first week in our second grade class we did lots of time traveling. We played the role of math detectives and helped people from different time periods solve problems. We also learned about some ancient number systems. On 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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First of many?
When I first told Katie (6 y/o) that I signed her up for the Math Kangaroo competition, she got very excited and immediately started bombarding me with questions. Will I win? What if I don’t win? What if I can’t solve … Continue reading
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