## The Summer of Math

A summer subscription service—currently on hiatus, but stay tuned!

The Summer of Math## The Summer of Math

A summer subscription service—currently on hiatus, but stay tuned!

Talking Math with Your Kids update## Talking Math with Your Kids update

As spring approaches, it's time to update readers on what's going on behind the scenes at Talking Math with Your Kids. The blog The pace of posting has slowed way down in recent months. Rest assured that we're still talking math around the house, and that...

Reading the weather page## Reading the weather page

An important part of training young minds is modeling a healthy skepticism. Today's weather column in the Star Tribune included the following observation: Minnesota is nippy during the winter...but we don't have to stress about tsunamis, volcanoes or...

A tale of two conversations## A tale of two conversations

What was, what might have been, and what could be....all in a conversation about marshmallows.

Cookies under constraints## Cookies under constraints

A propos of nothing one day, I ask Griffin (9 years old at the time, finishing up fourth grade) a question. Me: Griff, imagine you are baking cookies and you need $latex \frac{3}{4}$ cup of sugar, but you only have a $latex \frac{1}{2}$ cup measure. How would...

Math in the alphabet## Math in the alphabet

How is the alphabet like or unlike the counting sequence, and what comes after the letter Z?

Nights of Camping## Nights of Camping

The following conversation took place in the run-up to our annual summer camping trip recently. Rachel has no interest in camping, so this ritual is all mine. I started the little ones young with a one-night trip within an hour from home so that we could come home...