Reports from the field

Stories from homes and classrooms.
A small, low table with brightly colored wooden shape puzzles.
Design for Engagement

Design for Engagement

At Math On-A-Stick, we have a puzzle table for the youngest fairgoers. The table is low to the ground, near an entrance to the space, and filled with colorful, chunky shapes—durable and sized for chunky toddler hands. Here are three typical states of the puzzle...

Chris at fair table
Public Math

Public Math

This is Molly. This is Chris. Molly is a math leader who lives in Vancouver, WA and started a project called Math Anywhere. Chris lives in Chicago where he supervises secondary math for the Chicago Public Schools and leaves math in places for others to find. I met...

Book shopping

Book shopping

Math teacher mom (and long ago former student of mine), Megan Schmidt sent in the following report for Talking Math with Other People's Kids month... --- Her husband (who is not a math teacher) and three-year-old daughter—we'll call her Marian—are...

Post-Halloween Math Talk

Post-Halloween Math Talk

File this under Talking about talking math with with your kids. Waiting for the school bus this morning, the two adults and three children discussed last night's Halloween events. The neighbor girl, W (9 years old), announced that her brother, E (six years...