# talking math with other people’s kids

A happy report from the field

## A happy report from the field

Every once in a while, someone shares with me a lovely story of a conversation that they had with their kid that was inspired by the work on this blog. These stories are tremendously satisfying to me because they remind me that isn't just me and my kids, and that...

Does the Earth have an end?

## Does the Earth have an end?

Talking Math with Other People's Kids Month continues... A while back, Rafranz Davis reported a conversation on her blog. She writes frequently about the adventures she has with her nephew Braeden. I asked, and she gave me permission to remix a conversation she and...

Units of measurement

## Units of measurement

This post is edited and remixed from a post on my other blog last summer. Loyal reader Jim Doherty wrote in to report the following conversation with his 4-year old daughter Mo. They are on a long drive to a hotel. Mo (4 years old): How far are we?Jim: We are 20...

Talking Math with Other People's Kids Month rolls along... Jennifer Lawler wrote up the following conversation on her blog. --- Jennifer is in the kitchen baking chocolate chip cookies when her son Ian (8 years old) wanders in and observes her methods. She has put...

[Product review] The bathtub

## [Product review] The bathtub

Talking Math with Other People's Kids month continues... Today we pay tribute to the family bathtub, and its profound contribution to family math talk over the centuries. Don't laugh! Is yours more perfect? Dad and loyal reader Jon Hasenbank reports some math...

Multiplication and rectangles

## Multiplication and rectangles

I want to suggest a lovely post by somebody else. It is written by a math teacher who converses with his niece (who is 7 years old) about rectangles and multiplication. As an example, the rectangle below shows that 6x3 is 18. Or is it that 3x6 is 18? That...

Short notes

## Short notes

I passed a lovely morning with some math teacher friends at the Museum of Math in New York City today. Sadly, I did not have Griffin or Tabitha along. We would have had a ball. I have three observations... One. There is lots for kids to do there. It is truly a...