Tabitha

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...

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...

Fun with tiles

Fun with tiles

It is no secret that one of my proudest achievements is creating a lovely space on Twitter where people share stories of children's math talk. Come read along on the #tmwyk hashtag. That's where I came across this tutorial-in-photos. I decided to make myself some....

Pistachios

Pistachios

My father buys things in bulk. Not the bulk bin, dispense-a-little-bit-into-a-plastic-bag bulk. Costco bulk. Sam's Club bulk. The children and I spent some time with my father and stepmother (who are wonderful, loving people) at the Wisconsin Dells recently. We...