Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ten Flashing Fireflies

“What do we see in the summer night?Ten flashing fireflies burning bright!Catch the one twinkling thereLike a star.One flashing firefly in our jar.” One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting on my grandmother’s porch at dusk waiting for the … Continue reading

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Welcome ISI Participants

Today I enjoyed a delightful morning with the Illuminations Summer Institute participants talking about my favorite topics: children, mathematics and literature. Welcome to those of you who have found your way to my blog following the workshop. During the session … Continue reading

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Favorite books? Advice?

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome to all the new folks who have recently found their way to my bookshelf. Thank you for the e-mails that let me know you are enjoying your browsing. I welcome your comments, you can leave them … Continue reading

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Who sank the boat? Grumphy’s Outing by John Burningham and Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat? provide the perfect excuse to splash around in a cool tub of water on a hot July afternoon. In both stories the characters pile into the boats … Continue reading

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Patriotic Math

Like everyone else I am taking a long-weekend to celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence. In the meantime, here is a source for patriotic math activities.

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