Maria Droujkova, creator of NaturalMath.com, has launched a
project to provide peer-to-peer support for parents who want to
enjoy math with their babies and toddlers.
She writes: "There are very few materials and no community
support for smart math for babies and toddlers. Just try to
find anything that is not about counting or simple shapes!
Mathy parents create opportunities for their own kids, of
course. But without support and resources, it's very hard even
for the rocket scientist mothers and fathers. We want to
Moebius Noodles is the culmination of thousands of parents and
educators collaborating in local math clubs, online classes,
grant-funded research, conference presentations, and curriculum
development consulting to companies. Sample one of the parent
To kick-start the effort, Droujkova seeks to raise $6,200
through TippingBucket.org, whose motto is "Change the world, or
your money back!"
The Moebius Noodles fund-raising campaign ends next Wednesday,
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"We had a lot of successful problem solvers submit to this
problem, and received a number of thoughtful explanations.
Several people mentioned something that I ran into when I
solved the problem. This is how Leo, from the Philadelphia
School, described it...."
- Annie, commenting on the Math Fundamentals PoW's
NCTM Activity Packets
Each of these packets from the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics contains activity sheets of rich problems and
blackline masters, ready to use in the classroom.
Download packets from this year or last for
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"We came to this country in 1965. Our children, 7 and 5 1/2,
went to second and first grade respectively. One evening, the
younger one announced that they had been doing set theory. So,
of course, we asked what that was. His answer was that we
wouldn't understand. (He knew of course that we were both
mathematicians.) So, I made a set with plates and glasses and
another set with plates and silver and asked him what the
intersection of these two sets might be. He looked at me
somewhat contemptuously and said...."
- Alain, posted to the mathedcc discussion
Johnnie's Math Page
This directory of interactive resources presents free math
activities, tools, games, and puzzles to engage elementary and
middle school children. Originally created to support a former
teacher's math coaching work in a California public school
district, the directory is organized into