# counting

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 stepping...

Asking questions keeps the conversation going, and that's where the learning happens.

## Counting avocados, halves, and grapefruits

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

Time Zones

## Time Zones

When children hit adolescence, the conversations need to be more about them and their interests. Here's what that looks like.

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.

Counting grapes

## Counting grapes

The "obvious" becomes complicated after a thoughtful pause.

Twister

## Twister

Tabitha received a Twister game for her recent birthday (7 years old!) She enjoys a version of the game in which one person spins and the other follows instructions until, as Tabitha puts it with much delight, the cookie crumbles. The players switch roles for...