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Math Games

Math Games

This week, we split into two groups and switched off playing Sequence and Sleeping Queens. Rowdy fun was had by all. Many of the electrons expressed interest in playing Sleeping Queens again, so we may do this again next week. Fun fact: this game was invented by a six -year-old homeschooler!

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Math Games

With both Sam/Sabeena out, I brought in a few games to try that Adelina was excited to share. Langston brought in a super cool, complicated version of tic-tac-toe…”Ultimate Tic-tac-toe”, which was a blast! Thanks for sharing, Langston!! Then we had an Othello show-down with 3 games going at the same time & trading of opponents. […]

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Chess!

This week we started playing and learning Chess! Kids played against each other, reviewed the rules of the game and were very focused and excited to play Chess! We got some help from Hili’s siblings – Adam, chess expert, and Aya, class H player. Next week we will continue to play, You have a whole […]

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Symmetry

We finished off our lesson on symmetry by creating self portraits. A few weeks ago I took their pictures then I printed them and we cut them out and centered and glued them down on a blank piece of paper. With a ruler and pencil they made exact measurements for their facial features on the […]

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Tangrams

We did a lesson on Tangrams. It was a great lesson on problem solving and creativity. With the 7 shapes used in tangram designs We broke off into groups and I had the students make a square. After 5 minutes I revealed on piece. It was a great team building activity. I think they only […]

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Paper Planes

We did an assignment with symmetry. A continuation of the paper planes theme. The kids had to make a symmetrical design using a ruler and exact measurement, cut out symmetrical design with scissors, and use some form of color on their projects. We will try to put up their designs this week in the art […]

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Math Games

I asked the kids what they would like to learn in math games. They gave some great suggestions of games and puzzles. I told them we would incorporate as much as we could. But that I would also be bringing in math enrichment lessons. We started off with a great book I have on paper […]

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Geometric Structures

The Electron class worked with zometools today – a kit consisting of a series of rods and balls that allow for simple to complex geometric structures. Students were provided materials to create free form structures of any size or shape they desired. Students worked for thirty minutes in free design, and then were drawn to […]

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Puppets, Play Money & Pastels

Today in Protons Art, the children started their creative thinking process by working with clay, crafting various shapes and configurations which provided for a nice discussion on a variety of imaginative topics. After much giggling, the children gathered around for a discussion on the primary color “Red”. Many of the children shared their insights on […]

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Quick Chess

Surprisingly, all of the kids in Electrons Math Games wanted to play chess today.  Because we had a large group, we split into two teams and used Quick Chess to play a shortened game on a larger floor board.  It was a lot of fun but there were some excellent questions raised as to whether […]

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