4 years old and under

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...

a young child dips a marshmallow in a cup of cocoa
One Perfect Page

One Perfect Page

I have read a lot of books in the last year. There have been some lovely novels, a bit of nonfiction, parts of a textbook about the mathematics of patterns. Through it all, one page sticks out vividly in my memory, from Grace Lin's The Last Marshmallow. Simple....