# 7 and 8 years old

Same Idea or Different?

## Same Idea or Different?

I am currently writing the teacher guide for my next book, How Did You Count? (See a couple of teaser photos at the end of this post!) A section of a chapter of that teacher guide has the heading Seek to Understand and to Be Understood. Those who know my teaching...

A walk around the lake

## A walk around the lake

A very snowy winter is turning to a long, slow spring here in Minnesota. It is the kind of spring that makes us joyful for sunny 45° days. So I went for a long walk Sunday afternoon. Together with a meaningful percentage of the population of the city of Saint Paul,...

On Being a Math Person (or Not)

## On Being a Math Person (or Not)

One of my favorite parts of Math On-A-Stick is that it creates opportunities for positive conversations about math with adults. Ask any math teacher, and they'll confirm that when meeting a new person and revealing the work that they do, there is a high probability...

Which fits where? A three-dimensional challenge

## Which fits where? A three-dimensional challenge

Each solid fits in at least one cutout, and each cutout fits at least one solid. Which is which and how do they fit?

Math at Home: Reading

## Math at Home: Reading

Mathy picture book recommendations. Both old and new, these are some of my favorites.

In Defense of the Diamond

## In Defense of the Diamond

Do children need to say "rhombus" instead of "diamond"?

Counting avocados, halves, and grapefruits

## Counting avocados, halves, and grapefruits

In which we determine how many grapefruits and avocados there are, and observe the brilliance of young children.

Things that give me hope

## Things that give me hope

Some great recommendations for mathy fun in person and online, and a lovely book by A.O. Fradkin and A.B. Bishop.