Category Archives: Problem-Solving

Smart vs Good Thinker

I was going through my pile of old magazines and journals trying to let go of issues I know I just don’t have time to read when a photo of Ken Jennings caught my eye on the cover of the … Continue reading

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Family Math Night: The Estimation Table

The estimation jar is a huge draw at a Family Math Night event.  In the following video I share tips on setting up your estimation table.  If you are interested in using the estimation jar in your classroom, click here … Continue reading

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A Family Math Night Scavenger Hunt

Here’s a super fun addition to a Family Math Night event: A scavenger hunt! As participants enter the room they are handed one of two “game boards”…the K-2 version or the 3-5 version. The K-2 version is a little easier … Continue reading

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Gellin’ with Geometry Family Math Night

Our third Family Math Night kit, Gellin’ with Geometry, is filled with a variety of engaging, hands-on activities that include explorations in 2- and 3-dimensional geometry…perfect for developing those visual/spatial STEM skills. Click here to get a copy of the … Continue reading

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Sierpinski Triangle: A Family Math Night Fractal Activity

Here’s a fun Family Math Night collaborative project where participants create a Sierpinski Triangle. The project includes three activity levels all which result in creating self-similar triangles which are them put together to make the large Sierpinski Triangle. I also … Continue reading

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