Plan for the week: extensions of previous activities.

This week, I plan on re-exploring and extending previous activities. Here are some ideas: Monday: How close to 100 with Cuisenaire rods. Tuesday: Dienes shapes. Instead of putting them in a chain, I will give the kids graphs (a triangle; a square; a diamond with one of the diagonal drawn) and invite them to put... Continue Reading →

More logic puzzles

I found this website with somewhat easier logic puzzles. Both my 5 year-old and 7 year-old like them. The 7 year-old started writing her own puzzles. I am not sure whether it is because they like puzzles or because they are currently very bored. We got a package yesterday and they spent a good... Continue Reading →

Weekend reflection 1

The end of the week was a low. Bel got a little sick. It was not the coronavirus but simply a cold - but she gets really tired when she gets sick and wasn't paying much attention. And the tree branches activity needed a lot of prompting. I really hate prompting and imposing my own... Continue Reading →

Circle 2. December 8, 2019

Attendance: Bel (7), Tuh (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), and Bab (4) Like last time, I started with asking the kids to sort pictures into groups. But this time, I planned it so that some item(s) would belong to two or more groups. The older kids immediately put the broccoli and trees together. Then noted... Continue Reading →

Circle 1. November 16, 2019

Attendance: Bel (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), and Bab (4) I drew pictures on cards (cat, dog, cow, horse, fish, dolphin, chicken, duck) with markers of different colors and asked the kids to arrange them in groups. Trying to get to the idea of sets and intersections of sets The two older kids immediately grouped... Continue Reading →

The first step

I have been thinking about running a math club for little kids now for a couple of years. The first idea was to have a meeting time at the library - sort of like a "story time" but with math instead - and allow whoever is interested to show up. The problem is that I... Continue Reading →

About me

Hi, I am a mom of two daughters, Bel (2012) and Nia (2015). I enjoy doing math and wanted to share my passion with my kids and their friends. The blog is to gather my ideas in one place, inform the parents who graciously let me play with their kids (and use them as guinea... Continue Reading →

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