Math school year in review part 1 – our tiling projects

Roughly a year ago the boys started their first year in school after 5 years of home schooling. Both kid’s packets for the next school year arrived last week. That got me daydreaming about the math we’ve done in the last year. Turns out that we’ve done a lot and I wanted to write about … Continue reading Math school year in review part 1 – our tiling projects

MoMath’s “Beautiful Math” collection, and some “beautiful math” for kids

The museum of math has put together a nice (and growing!) collection of videos of mathematicians talking about beautiful math: Watching the videos it struck me that they were aimed at adults and older kids, but I thought it would be easy to show some beautiful math that younger kids could appreciate, too. I thought … Continue reading MoMath’s “Beautiful Math” collection, and some “beautiful math” for kids

Some fun computer-based math for kids

Although I won’t be attending, I’m excited to see what comes out of the upcoming computer-based math conference: Ever since hearing a Conrad Wolfram talk a few years ago I’ve been trying to incorporate more computer-based math with the kids. My favorite moment that’s happened so far came during our talk about the Chaos game. … Continue reading Some fun computer-based math for kids

A neat student conjecture shared by Tracy Johnston Zager

Saw this interesting tweet from Tracy Johnston Zager today: I decided to ask my kids what they thought about the conjecture. Each kid took the question in a direction I wasn’t expecting: 4th grader: 6th grader: We’ve actually had quite a bit of fun talking about area and perimeter over the years. Here are a … Continue reading A neat student conjecture shared by Tracy Johnston Zager