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A Little Red Hen Circle Time with mp3 really sweet!
Patterns are essential to understanding, enjoying, & yes, LOVING math! U can introduce the wonderful Pascal’s Triangle at the end of Grade 3. Many complex math patterns appear here, in this beautifully simple construction. Blaise Pascal, a mathematician / philosopher in 17th century France, discovered this.u may want to research and share what led to this interesting discovery before working with it. Start with a simple pattern first, using color on unlined paper. continued comments
Double 6Star Flashcards! This activity is best for grades 2 or 3, after times tables have been introduced. You will need a pair of scissors and plain copy paper to fold and cut two of these stars, one slightly larger than the other. See instructions on the left. Note that the the folds will keep the 2 stars together, but you can tack them in the middle for more stability. You continued comments

will use the smaller, top star for the times tables numbers, and the larger, bottom star for the answers. Because of the way it's folded, the star can be spun like a top. You might use this feature by having children sit in a circle, then have each one give the answer for the number "pointing" to him/her. Here's how to create the flashcards: 1) Outline both stars in color as shown, with a crayon or colored pencil. (Color just the edges by placing a piece of scrap paper under the stars.) Outline the inner hexagon with the same color. 2) Color yellow circles as shown, 2 side by side on each point, top and bottom stars, and one on each fold under the points as shown, on the top star only, writing the times table number in each circle. 3) Write the numbers from 112, 2 in each point of the top star in the yellow circles, and the answers, 2 in each point of the bottom star in its 12 yellow circles. All numbers should be written so they're rightside up from the center. 4) Cut the top po
...make these cool string designs. what a great idea to use the multiplication tables then wear them!
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We started off with some skip counting. Then we sat in a circle with the numbers 0 to 9 in front of 10 children. Then using wool, we started at 0 and decided we were going to count by 4's. We started at 0 then went to 4. Then we went to 8 then 2 (12), then 6 (16), then 0 (20). We stopped when we got back to 0 and looked at the shape we created. Then we tried again with 3, 6 and 7. We made some great shapes!
The triangle is so interesting and compelling as it forms, that the significant amount of calculation skills needed to create it becomes secondary (use scrap paper for side calculations). Later, you can create a 115 triangle with your child(ren), using a very large piece of square paper. You will find that triangles like the orange upside down one will form around all of the even numbers. There are many other patterns besides the ones listed, such as: 1) the sum of each row doubles the one before it, 2) all the numbers in a prime number row are divisible by that number. Find some other patterns . . . and enjoy the search!