
Karyn Hodgens
Kids Personal Finance Educator
Elementary Math Specialist
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Category Archives: ProblemSolving
Family Math Night ‘What Do You Notice?’ Poster
As I was thinking about my ‘What Do You Notice?’ poster for my Nifty Numbers Family Math Night event last night, it seemed natural to tie it in with numbers. So here’s the poster I created. As with all my … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Algebra, Algebra, Family Math Night, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
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Family Math Night Estimation Jar Slips
We spend more time estimating with numbers than actually crunching them. Estimation Jars are great ways to help kids learn to make reasonable estimates. And to help, check out our NEW Estimation Jar Slips! Copy/paste this link to get the … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, estimation, family math night activities, karyn hodgens, parent engagement, parent involvement
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Family Math Night Activity: Building a Honeycomb
I’ve been wanting to try out an idea I had for our Family Math Night events and, since we were trying out our newest kit, Gellin’ with Geometry, it was the perfect opportunity. My idea was to have a project … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Measurement, Measurement, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, fractions, K5 math, karyn hodgens, Math Unity, parent engagement
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Family Math Night ‘What do you notice’ Posters
I love the idea of having at least one What do you notice? posters at our Family Math Night events. I started it last year when I did an event at an IB school and the two teachers I … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, geometry, karyn hodgens, Math Unity
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Name Patterns: A Fun First Week of School Activity
Patterns. It was always a theme throughout the school year in my mathematics classes. So to kickoff patterns, during the first week of school, the students create a color pattern using their name. Then, we discuss the patterns made by … Continue reading