Category Archives: Algebraic Thinking

Checkers, chessboards and rice

“Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.” ~Plato Yesterday we talked about large numbers. Continuing along that same vein today I offer The King’s Chessboard and One … Continue reading

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Pattern Books

Long before they enter school, parents can do a lot to help young children develop the ability to think mathematically. One type of book that can help is “pattern books.” Children will enjoy the hearing the repetition as adults read … Continue reading

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