# The Harmony Learning Community Blog

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### Pumpkin Numbers and Math Circle Names (Eye of Horus 6)

Pumpkin Numbers and Math Circle Names (Eye of Horus 6) OCTOBER 22, 2013 This week, we finalized our Math Circle names, explored the number theory behind some interesting numbers, did some mathematical thinking, discussed some important ideas, and then presented our own Pumpkin Numbers. NUMBER THEORY and MATHEMATICAL THINKING “Can you explain Narcissistic Numbers?” asked R, S, K, and…

### A Breakthrough, and Inventing our own Math (Eye of Horus 4)

A Breakthrough, and Inventing our own Math (Eye of Horus 4) (October 8, 2013) As students arrived, they saw three cubes of different sizes positioned, left to right, on the table with a “do-not-touch-my-number” sign.  By the time everyone was there, S and V had concluded that “There are 153 blocks there!  The number is 153!”  The rest of the…

### 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…