## Counting avocados, halves, and grapefruits

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

Counting, skip counting, fractions, negative numbers, and more.

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.

Cocoa Puff or Cocoa Puffs: The language of nothing## Cocoa Puff or Cocoa Puffs: The language of nothing

How many puffs are in my hand, and is it "puffs" or "puff"?

How Many? An invitation to #unitchat## How Many? An invitation to #unitchat

Make math playful with a simple question that has uncountable answers.

Birthday Chocolate## Birthday Chocolate

A birthday present turns into a quick discussion of fraction division.

Weighing onions## Weighing onions

I have had several conversations with relatively new parents in which the question of how/whether to talk math with babies. I always try to help such parents see math like they see reading. You read with your baby long before she knows what your words mean. An...

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.

Ten hundred Doras## Ten hundred Doras

There was a while when Tabitha (five and six years old at the time) would try to get away without wearing underpants when she dressed herself. Those days are pretty much over, but I still like to make sure she has done the complete job, so I ask her from time to...