Math Cookbook Magic

The six recipes in this cookbook involve fractions, tessellations, circles, π, fibonacci numbers, geometric shapes, and probability. My children counted and sorted when making the Probability Trail mix. They measured and divided when calculating the ratio of the circumference to the diameter in Variable Pizza Pi and they added and counted while making their Fibonacci snack sticks. Finally, equivalent fractions were investigated a bit with Fraction chips.

Teaching Time without Telling with Big Mama Cat

I needed a way to help him makes sense of telling time without subjecting him to a step-to-step lecture one the ins-and-outs of analog clocks. After researching which time-focused picture books elementary teachers use in their classrooms, I headed to the library. This post is about our favorite telling time book and some clock cards I created to talk time with Liam.

K is for Kindergartner & Königsberg

G is for Googol offers simply-stated explanations and amusing trivia for each of the 26 letter of the alphabet. Plus a few bonus pages for repeated letters (e.g., G is for Googol and Googolplex). Also, if you have a kindergartner that is doing Letter of the week read this post and join in the fun!

1+1=5: A Book to Explore Unlikely Additions

Let me be clear, this book is NOT trying to confuse children into thinking that the addition statement 1+1=3 is a true!  Under the arithmetic operation of addition, of course the expression 1+ 1 has only one value, 2.  In order for the equation 1+1=3 to make sense, we need to add in some units.

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