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Units, attributes and fouryear olds
From mrdardy in the comments recently: Slightly off topic, but I wanted to share a conversation with my soon to be four year old daughter from this past weekend, We were on a long car drive and she was asking how … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, attributes, distance, measurement, time, units
A kindergartener on units [Talking math with your parents]
The following conversation took place in my house the other day. Tabitha (6) had been informed by her mother that she (Tabitha) needed to eat something healthy before eating a chocolatecovered donut. I was—and remain—ignorant of the origins of this … Continue reading
Composed units, continued…
Class today was an unholy mess. Truly a mess. You know that feeling you had as a kid on the playground? When you thought you were jumping from the first level and then remembered that you had actually started on … Continue reading
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Tagged alternate bases, math for elementary teachers, number, numeration, place value
Composed units, or Why I now have the best office door in the math department
composed adj. formed by putting together unit noun a single quantity regarded as a whole If there’s something I enjoy thinking about almost as much as fractions, it’s place value. And I have become convinced that the same idea is … Continue reading
The New Basics
I gave a talk last week. This talk had a clickbait title, for which I am apologetic. The New Basics: Arithmetic and Algebra with 21st Century Tools. Sorry, not sorry. Here is the planned text of that talk. It should bear more than … Continue reading
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