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We take 1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks, 4 blocks, ... all the way to 12 blocks, and see which number can be made into different flat rectangles. Task Supplies: 12 cubes or blocks of the same dimension What to do: Give your child a number of blocks (I like to go in order and... Continue Reading →

How many socks do you need to pull out of the drawer to get a pair? This activity is inspired by Math from Three to Seven by Alexander Zvonkin Task: Supplies: A fabric bag (not see-through) and 3 yellow, 3 red, 3 blue, and 3 green cubes or beads. What to do: Tell a story.... Continue Reading →

Figure out how many cubes are hidden under a cup. This activity is a variation and extension of Snap it! Instead of hiding the pieces of cubes, beads, etc. behind the back, we will hide them under a cup. Original task: Supplies: Interlocking cubes or beads, two cups (non see-through) turned upside down. What to... Continue Reading →

Figure out how many cubes are hidden. This activity was taken from https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/snap-it/. (It was actually Day 2 at home. Day 1 was 03/19 and it was Nia's birthday so we made a cake instead of doing math activities.) Original task: Supplies: Interlocking cubes (unifix or mathlink or others). What to do: each person makes... Continue Reading →