
Karyn Hodgens
Kids Personal Finance Educator
Elementary Math Specialist
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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
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
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Measurement, Measurement, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, estimation, estimation jar, family math night activities, karyn hodgens, number sense
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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 K2 version or the 35 version. The K2 version is a little easier … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Measurement, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, karyn hodgens, math bingo, math scavenger hunt, parent engagement
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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, handson activities that include explorations in 2 and 3dimensional geometry…perfect for developing those visual/spatial STEM skills. Click here to get a copy of the … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Nifty Numbers, Math Medley and Gellin' with Geometry Kits, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged CCSS, Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, Gellin' with Geometry, geometry
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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 selfsimilar triangles which are them put together to make the large Sierpinski Triangle. I also … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, karyn hodgens, parent engagement, Sierpinski Triangle
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