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Function Machines, Etc. (Eye of Horus 3)

 Function Machines, Etc. (Eye of Horus 3) (October 1, 2013) In order to imbue our Math Circle with some levity, and to get kids thinking deeply about arithmetic operations, we played Function Machines.*  On the board, I had drawn a blob-like shape, of which everyone had a different interpretation – a blob, a wave, etc…  I asked for suggested design…

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Math Circle: Questioning Everything (Eye of Horus 2)

MATH CIRCLE: Questioning Everything (Eye of Horus 2) EXCITEMENT AND ENTHUSIASM (September 29, 2013)  Many students arrived feeling very enthusiastic about today’s session.  Several parents had emailed me about how excited they and their kids were after the last (first) one.  K and her mom told me about their own investigations of interesting numbers they had been doing at home. …

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PROOFS #2: Exponents, Roots, Pythagoras, Theorems, Proofs, and The Kaplans

PROOFS #2:  Exponents, Roots, Pythagoras, Theorems, Proofs, and The Kaplans [juicebox gallery_id=”25″] (April  23, 2013) Before continuing our TV problem, the students recapped last session for A, who had been absent last week.  This week’s problem solving once again presented rich opportunities for delving deeply into arithmetic; it has not been the algebra and geometry that is challenging for these…

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