Rolling two dice. Part 1

This activity is a game with two dice as an intro to probability. The activity was taken from Math from Three to Seven (again) Task 1 Supplies/Preparation: Two dice and prepare a game board by drawing an 8x15 table (or print out the one in the download). Label the bottom row with numbers from 1... Continue Reading →

Table reading & permutations

This activity is a primer for being able to read tables. I have planned a few activities where we will do addition and multiplication tables. The activity was taken from Math from Three to Seven. Task 1 Supplies/Preparation: You will need 16 cut-out shapes and can enlist your child to help with the preparation -... Continue Reading →

Weekend reflection 1

The end of the week was a low. Bel got a little sick. It was not the coronavirus but simply a cold - but she gets really tired when she gets sick and wasn't paying much attention. And the tree branches activity needed a lot of prompting. I really hate prompting and imposing my own... Continue Reading →

Pigeonhole

How many socks do you need to pull out of the drawer to get a pair? This activity is inspired by Math from Three to Seven by Alexander Zvonkin Task: Supplies: A fabric bag (not see-through) and 3 yellow, 3 red, 3 blue, and 3 green cubes or beads. What to do: Tell a story.... Continue Reading →

Fractals

An obligatory activity about fractals because they are cool. fractal-trees-and-sierpinski-triangleDownload How it went: The first part (with the tree) did not go so well. They did not really understand that the tree repeated itself. And when we started drawing the branches, we ran out of room quickly, which made counting very difficult. Nia (5) was... Continue Reading →

Hide it!

Figure out how many cubes are hidden under a cup. This activity is a variation and extension of Snap it! Instead of hiding the pieces of cubes, beads, etc. behind the back, we will hide them under a cup. Original task: Supplies: Interlocking cubes or beads, two cups (non see-through) turned upside down. What to... Continue Reading →

Logic grid puzzles

Solve some logic puzzles using a grid. Logic Grid Puzzles worksheetDownload Task: Supplies: a sheet of paper and a pencil to draw the grid. Backstory: Solve this logic puzzle to find out the name, the age and the favorite superhero of each kid. Remember, as with all grid-based logic puzzles, no option in any category... Continue Reading →

Symmetry

Draw the other half of a picture. You can download the sheet below and print or make your own. Symmetry sample drawings Download The activity: Supplies: Graph paper or pegboard and a pen. What to do: Draw a vertical line on a small part of the graph paper. Draw some picture on one side and... Continue Reading →

Caesar cipher

Learn how to code and decode a message. This activity was also taken from Math Circles for Elementary School Students by Natasha Rozhkovskaya. I love the book and many of the activities are inspired by the lessons in it. I found that my 1st grader needed some guidance in coding vs decoding the messages. Caesar... Continue Reading →

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