This week, I plan on re-exploring and extending previous activities. Here are some ideas: Monday: How close to 100 with Cuisenaire rods. Tuesday: Dienes shapes. Instead of putting them in a chain, I will give the kids graphs (a triangle; a square; a diamond with one of the diagonal drawn) and invite them to put... Continue Reading →

I found this website with somewhat easier logic puzzles. https://www.woojr.com/printable-logic-puzzles-for-kids/ Both my 5 year-old and 7 year-old like them. The 7 year-old started writing her own puzzles. I am not sure whether it is because they like puzzles or because they are currently very bored. We got a package yesterday and they spent a good... Continue Reading →

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 →

Attendance: Bel (7), Tuh (7), Tari (7), Nia (4), Bab (4), and Dil (4) We did two activities. I didn't have much time to prep for these activities and was losing momentum on ideas. Equations. I put the following equations with hearts, stars, and drops on the screen. The ones with yellow background were for... Continue Reading →

Attendance: Bel (7), Tuh (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), Bab (4), and Dil (4) This week, I am changing format. Instead of three short activities, with possible trouble changing between tasks, I would do two or even just one activity. I think kids have longer attention span than we give them credit for. We will... Continue Reading →

Attendance: Bel (7), Tuh (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), and Bab (4) Like last time, I started with asking the kids to sort pictures into groups. But this time, I planned it so that some item(s) would belong to two or more groups. The older kids immediately put the broccoli and trees together. Then noted... Continue Reading →

Attendance: Bel (7), Tari (6), Nia (4), and Bab (4) I drew pictures on cards (cat, dog, cow, horse, fish, dolphin, chicken, duck) with markers of different colors and asked the kids to arrange them in groups. Trying to get to the idea of sets and intersections of sets The two older kids immediately grouped... Continue Reading →

I have been thinking about running a math club for little kids now for a couple of years. The first idea was to have a meeting time at the library - sort of like a "story time" but with math instead - and allow whoever is interested to show up. The problem is that I... Continue Reading →

Hi, I am a mom of two daughters, Bel (2012) and Nia (2015). I enjoy doing math and wanted to share my passion with my kids and their friends. The blog is to gather my ideas in one place, inform the parents who graciously let me play with their kids (and use them as guinea... Continue Reading →