Nighttime Math Talk #5

Bed time has become more difficult for the 6-year-old since school has started. I think it has to do with adjusting to first grade. It's a big transition year, and he's got a lot of concerns that come up just as I'm about to turn out the lights. He's no dummy. He knows how to... Continue Reading →

Keep Score

I grew up playing ping-pong in my family's basement. And in the garage. And, on nice days, in the driveway. My father would roll the table out for picnic and grill parties and challenge anyone willing to take him on. He was good. I could talk about how my eye-hand coordination strengthened from playing often... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Yahtzee!

I keep saying that games are a great way to build and reinforce math concepts, but even so, I am pleasantly surprised when I see it actually happening in action. I saw it happening again last week...not quite a year after I first introduced Yahtzee! to my younger son. We brought Yahtzee! with us on... Continue Reading →

Play Yahtzee Now

I've said it before. I will say it again. Games and puzzles are really and truly the best way to have mathy moments with your kids. First and foremost, they allow you to spend time with each other. Then there's the math part, which can be sneaky, right? I mean, you and your kid are... Continue Reading →

It’s About Time

Summer vacation is over. School is underway. And it's time to get back on schedule. So, what better mathy topic to talk about than time? Actually, this one is about clocks. Time will have to wait for another...uh...time. And if you'd like to save time and cut to the chase, the point of this post... Continue Reading →

More War!

This morning the 4-year-old woke early and asked if we could play cards. What I really wanted to do was put him in front of the computer (Spanish language cartoons...everyone's happy!) so I could stay in my peaceful morning zone, but instead I took a moment to breathe, poured myself a cup of coffee, and... Continue Reading →

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