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How to Make a Math Board Game with Your Children

July 30, 2018 8:30 am

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You don’t have to spend money to create a math board game for your children. With a few basic materials, you can make something fun at home!

Edible Math: A Reason to Let Kids Play With Their Food

July 11, 2017 9:00 am

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Hold on to your happy meals, because math is about to take lunchtime to a new level. Take a bite out of tanwiches (tangram sandwiches) in this tasty activity!

Fun That Sticks!

March 18, 2015 9:00 am

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Make flowers to put the math “petal to the metal” in this artful activity!

Make a LEGO Gift Box

December 22, 2014 8:00 am

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The holidays are coming! My kids like to think outside of the box (no pun intended) and use their LEGO items in different ways, so we decided to make LEGO gift boxes for some of our presents. I knew it would take more than ingenuity to pull this off. My boys would also need math to do the job right.

So You Wanna Be A…Tightrope Walker

December 18, 2014 8:00 am

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Nik Wallenda has been walking on tightropes and setting world records for pretty much his entire life. His most recent record setting stunt was for the highest blindfolded...

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It’s Hip to Be Square

December 11, 2014 8:00 am

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My 7-year-old is a big fan of trivia books, and she is apt to randomly bring up interesting facts that stick with her. Just the other day she shared a couple of nifty little facts with me. For example, we are about one cm taller in the morning than we are in the evening, and that astronauts grow a whopping two inches taller while in space. An odd turn in the conversation led us to two hours of outside play in pursuit of the burning question, are people rectangles or squares?

Twisted Math

December 10, 2014 8:00 am

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We often think of math as something we do, and art as something we create. Imagine how the mind expands when we can physically create math right before our eyes, and then explore the math with our own two hands! Today you can do just that, and all you need is paper, scissors and tape.

Building Bridges Among Generations

November 26, 2014 8:00 am

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School may be out, but math doesn’t have to take a break for the Thanksgiving holidays! Measurement, estimation, patterns, and geometry come in handy when decorating your home for the holidays. I like to keep guests entertained with a friendly competition while the turkey is roasting in the oven.

Fly Your Way Across the USA (Without Leaving Home)

November 24, 2014 8:00 am

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My husband and I make a point to raising our daughter with a passion for learning about other countries and cultures. At eight-years-old, she’s already a seasoned traveler, even though she doesn’t enjoy flying. Still, she braves the planes every year for her favorite route – from San Francisco to New York, so we can visit my parents in New Jersey. In honor of Geography Awareness Week, we flew that route in our backyard. I’m going to show how we flew across the country in our own backyard, so you can do the same in your yard or at a local park with this fun map scale activity.

Fibonacci Day LEGO Garden

November 20, 2014 8:00 am

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Did you know that November 23 is a Fibonacci Day? Why? Because 11-23* (1, 1, 2, 3) are the first numbers in the famous Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci sequence starts with 0 and 1, and then every next number is the sum of two previous numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…). We celebrated by making a Fibonacci LEGO Build together.