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Denise Gaskins
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Math is a game, playing with ideas.
Math is a game, playing with ideas.

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Check out the latest carnival of playful math for all ages: The 120th Playful Math Carnival Each monthly Playful Math Education Blog Carnival brings you a great new collection of puzzles, math conversations, crafts, teaching tips, and all sorts of mathy…
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This fall, my homeschool co-op math class will play with math journaling. But my earlier dot-grid notebooks were designed for adults. Too thick, too many pages. And the half-cm dot grid made lines too narrow for young writers. So I created a new series of…
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Mathematics Is Worthy: A quote, a teaching story from Rózsa Péter, and two ways to visualize the Euclidean Algorithm. #MTBoSBlaugust

“When I began my college education, I still had many doubts about whether I was good enough for mathematics. Then a colleague said the decisive words to me: it is not that I am worthy to occupy myself with mathematics, but rather that mathematics is…
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FAQ: Struggling with Arithmetic -- The daily slog through page after page of workbook arithmetic can wear anyone down. Some tips to make the journey less tedious. #MTBoSBlaugust

My son can’t stand long division or fractions. We had a lesson on geometry, and he enjoyed that — especially the 3-D shapes. If we can just get past the basics, then we’ll have time for the things he finds interesting. But one workbook page takes so long,…
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Happy National Coloring Book Day! Here are some mathy coloring links you can enjoy with your kids. #MTBoSBlaugust

I don’t know who comes up with these holidays. But according to my Dover Publications newsletter, tomorrow (August 2nd) is National Coloring Book Day. Sounds like a good excuse to play some math! Mathy Coloring Resources to Download Joel David Hamkins’s…
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Check out the new playful math blog carnival at Three J’s Learning blog. Joshua put together a great collection of math games, activities, and teaching tips: Math Teachers at Play #119 The carnival features a “square dancing” puzzle, strategy game…
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Check out the latest carnival of playful math for all ages: Math Teachers at Play #118 Each monthly carnival brings you a great new collection of puzzles, math conversations, crafts, teaching tips, and all sorts of mathy fun. It’s like a free online…
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“As we go through each lesson, it seems like my daughter has a good handle on the concepts, but when we get to the test she forgets everything. When I ask her about it, she shrugs and says, ‘I don’t know.’ What do you do when your child completely loses…
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Check out the new playful math blog carnival at Math Hombre blog. John put together a great collection of 30+ math games, activities, and teaching tips: Math Teachers at Play #117 The carnival features hands-on papercrafts, open-ended projects,…
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Check out the latest carnival of playful math for all ages: Playful Math Education Carnival #116 Each monthly carnival brings you a great new collection of puzzles, math conversations, crafts, teaching tips, and all sorts of mathy fun. It’s like a free…
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