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Category Archives: Number Sense
Teddy Bear Math
While I was away for the summer break a new book found it’s way to my desk Teddy Bear Math by Barbara Barbiere McGrath. This book can engage children in a delightful exploration of counting, estimation, sorting, addition and graphing. … Continue reading
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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KenKen Puzzles
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bethsbook20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001KW08HC&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrFor our final suggestions of fun resources to consider using while celebrating National Brain Training Week (June 1117, 2011) we will look at KenKen puzzles. Just as with the magic square and sudoku puzzles discussed earlier this week, KenKen puzzles … Continue reading
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A dime doesn’t buy as much as it use to
I’ve had money on my mind lately…not because of the economy, but because I’ve found myself in various conversations about children and money. Specifically, the topic has been concern that children are exhibiting increasing difficulty counting and exchanging coins. I … Continue reading
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Happy May Day
May is a traditional holiday in many cultures. It is similar to the Labor Day holiday celebrated here in the United States. As we celebrate the contributions workers make to all of our lives. let’s also note that none of … Continue reading
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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
Odd or Even ?
In developing number concepts and number sense children learn to recognize numbers as odd or even. Two books that are helpful are Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi and Bears Odd, Bears Even by Harriet Ziefert. Opportunities to … Continue reading
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