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More Gingerbread Men

As we continued on with our gingerbread unit we completed math addition story problems about gingerbread men.  We also made gingerbread men glyph.  Finally we made / ate our own gingerbread cookies and decorated them with frosting and sprinkles.


What equals what?

The hanging bead stair is fun for both girls now. Especially now that Lily can get the beads on & off the hooks on the hanging stair, it feels extra special for her to accomplish both math concepts and fine motor skills all in one.   477 more words

Making sense of subtracting in column

I thought I should complete my latest post,  making sense of adding in column (here), with a quick post on using Base Ten blocks to make sense of subtracting in column. 117 more words


Making sense of adding in column

Rosie, my 1st grader, came back from School recently talking about adding 2-digit numbers in column.

Adding in column 23 + 14 ?  3 +4 = 7, 2 + 1 = 3… so the answer is 37.

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Adding with Mille Bornes

A fun game to practice addition up to 1000 is the French card game “Mille Bornes” (same name for the US version, available online).

Not sure if you are familiar to this game or not but basically, each player pretends to be on a road race, and the first one to complete 1000 kilometers (or 1000… 174 more words


Photo gallery

A lot of work going on, and burnout on taking pictures.  Luckily my wife still takes some .  Anyway, here they are.

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