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Spatial Reasoning

Some of the tests that students can take in their quest to qualify for gifted services require spatial reasoning.  I am frequently astounded by the performance of some students on these tests as they whip through the pages at lightning speed, ending up with nearly perfect scores.   264 more words


...a child first has to learn the foundational skills of math, like______?

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately observing students who struggle with mathematics, talking with teachers about their students who struggle, and thinking about how to help.   914 more words

A Quick Example of Body-Based Cognition: Spinning

Yesterday I was at the library for my now monthly #makingmath sessions for kids and their parents. The ages for this event seem to trend 8 and under, probably because parents with young children are often looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons. 357 more words

Moving Math

Gameschooling: Integer Operations with Dice

When I was homeschooling my daughter for first and second grade we used a LOT of cards, dice, and coins to play math. Our favorite card game was Uno. 643 more words

Math Ed

Conjecture & Proof #tmwyk

I’m doing a short bit of homeschooling with my 11yo right now and we’ve been doing some counting routines with decimals. She’s been asking big “why” questions about it all, especially fourths. 225 more words

Math Ed

Trick or Treat Math (Age 6)

The Activities

  1. Topic: Counting. Book: How Many Donkeys? An Arabic Counting Tale, by MacDonald. In this simple book a man can’t figure out if he has 9 or 10 donkeys because he keeps forgetting to count the donkey he is riding.
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Book Review: Math on the Move

One of the greatest benefits of my involvement with the online community known as #MTBoS, is the variety of perspectives that the educators, who make it what is it, bring to it.  357 more words