Posts tagged ‘Candace Lindemann’

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Make a Braided Duct Tape Bracelet

August 20, 2014 8:00 am


When my kids are bouncing off the walls on a rainy day, I break out the emergency craft supplies. Duct tape is one of my go-to items. You can make you can make just about everything with it! One indoor crafting day we made woven duct tape bracelets.

5 DIY Carnival Games to Play at Home

August 4, 2014 8:00 am


We love to visit the carnival for the rides, but those $5 games for a chance to get a dollar store piece of junk that will break before you leave the parking lot hold way too much sway over my kids We try to skip the carnival games at the fair and make our own fun at home while learning why those big stuffed animals are so difficult to win!

Count on Bugs for Math Fun

July 21, 2014 8:00 am


Summer brings lots of creepy crawlies and buzzing bugs. Many kids are naturally curious about our six-legged friends, but learn to fear them based on adult reactions. Take a positive approach to these multi-legged invaders and catch (and release) them for observation and math!

Make a Splash at the Pool with Math

July 11, 2014 8:00 am


Who can make the biggest splash at the pool this summer? Math can help us figure it out!

A Carnival of Math

June 23, 2014 8:00 am


My kids just love carnivals–the rare opportunity to scarf down junk food, the thrilling rides, and the fun games. There’s a lot of math involved, too!

Sweet Strawberry Math

June 18, 2014 1:43 pm


Strawberries are huge around here–by that I mean they are very popular, not that we grow them any larger than normal. We have strawberries at the farmers’ market, strawberry picking, and, of course, the big strawberry festival where we crown the strawberry queen and eat strawberry shortcake!

Can Bees Do Math?

June 4, 2014 8:00 am


At a local festival, we spotted a bee keeper showing off her honey and a hive. We were fascinated by the six-sided, hexagonal shapes of the honeycomb. It got us wondering, do bees know geometry?

The Incredible, Nearly Indestructible Egg

March 19, 2014 8:00 am


Let’s try something egg-citing for the vernal (spring) equinox! Grab an egg and see if you can balance it on a flat surface.

Treegonometry- Christmas Tree Math

December 20, 2013 8:00 am


My kids say their favorite Christmas tradition is decorating our Christmas tree. There’s Christmas music and pretty lights. The whole family pitches in and we enjoy hot cocoa afterwards as a reward–what’s not to like? The kids don’t realize it, but there’s also math all along the way.

Fort-ified Mathematics

October 29, 2013 8:00 am


My kids love to make forts out of anything they can find around the house–pillows, boxes, chairs, tables, and bed sheets. It causes a bit of mess as they grab materials and move around the furniture but I don’t mind! They’re having a great time and even learning about math as they play.