# blog

Stepping Stones and What Comes before Zero

## Stepping Stones and What Comes before Zero

At Math On-A-Stick, we have a series of stepping stones, numbered 0 to 23, and winding their way from the sidewalk into the heart of the space.  It is delightful to watch strollers roll in, toddlers getting unbuckled, and then jumping their way down the...

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?

DIY Pattern Machines

## DIY Pattern Machines

One of the favorite activities at Math On-A-Stick is the table full of Pattern Machines.  We used to sell them here at the Talking Math with Your Kids Store. As you’re about to learn, however, making them is a bit time consuming. We are working on getting a...

Vehicle Chat [Invitation]

## Vehicle Chat [Invitation]

It all started with a disagreement between Kassia Wedekind and her daughter Lulu. https://twitter.com/kassiaowedekind/status/1155951804590391296 Pretty soon, it wasn't just elevators we were arguing about, and it wasn't just Kassia and Lulu weighing in....

Book Launch Party Tuesday!

## Book Launch Party Tuesday!

A new version of How Many? is coming out on Tuesday, from Charlesbridge. It has an all new design, some new words, and mostly the same images, but is published for the home market. (Whereas Stenhouse publishes primarily for the teacher professional development...

Talking Patterns with Kids

## Talking Patterns with Kids

I am working on another book; this one will be about patterns. That means I need to learn about how people learn about patterns, and that means going to school. So yesterday I packed a collection of images and asked 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders what patterns they saw....

Which Poster Doesn’t Belong?

## Which Poster Doesn’t Belong?

(Cross-posted from Overthinking My Teaching) Two and a half years ago, I was developing Which One Doesn't Belong? (before Stenhouse had signed on to publish it). I went on a tour of elementary classrooms to talk with K—5 students all around the Twin...