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pattern machines on a table
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...

old rusty bus in the woods
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....

How Many? Book Cover
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....