Tag Archives: subtraction

Kids are like marbles

In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd-4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School.  There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading

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Gruesome Math

Zoe has a recent fascination with blood – not the real kind (luckily), but the kind that appears in stories when someone gets hurt.  Here is an example of how an innocent math problem turned into a gruesome tale.  I was … Continue reading

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Slow and steady wins the race

This story begins with Katie trying to solve the following problem: In 36 years, my grandmother will be 100.  How old is my grandmother now? I am sure that it didn’t take you very long to solve this problem in … Continue reading

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Making kids comfortable with basic arithmetic

I am not a fan of drills and I think that making kids do daily worksheets with x addition/subtraction problems is the sort of thing that makes kids conclude that math is a boring subject.  That being said, I do … Continue reading

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