4 years old and under

It’s never too early to talk math with kids. Use number words, play with shapes, make patterns, and pay attention to their astonishing logic.
What makes a sandwich

What makes a sandwich

The 3-year old daughter of fellow Minnesotan, fellow math teacher and friend Megan Schmidt made the following proclamation a couple weeks back. It takes three things to make a sandwich #Tmwyk— Megan Schmidt (@Veganmathbeagle) May 23, 2014 This simple...

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...

Peeps

Peeps

This is one of my favorite tasks in recent years. The idea is that we will compare two sets of Peeps. Are there more of one color or the other? There is so much fun to be had counting Peeps. Now that Valentine's Day is past, Peeps (a common Easter candy) are back...

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...