Saturday, August 11, 2012

Math, Math, Math!

Life has a way of twisting and turning- and sometimes that means you end up doing things that you never expected. 
Through some very interesting twists of fate, I have become known for teaching math.  I give a lot of credit to that for my training and implementation of Singapore Math.   
Because of my obsession with math, I find that I turn everything into a potential math lesson…
Don’t believe me? Ask my little sister.  She can attest that my obsession with finding math has infiltrated her brain as well—and she lives in Seattle!

I am constantly looking for cool examples of math in the world—everything from shapes (like the new Wheat Thin crackers that are shaped like hexagons!) to groups of tens (like packs of pencils).   Or check out these great hexagons I found on the playground when hanging out with my nephew this summer in Arkansas!

(Yes, I know they are really hexagonal prisms)

This year I decided to change my Birthday Board so that we can use our birthdays as data for different things throughout the year.  Here it is, ready for my student’s data!!

(I will try to remember to post a picture when I actually have student birthdays to show!)
I am pretty excited about all of the possibilities!

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