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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…

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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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