Rory was playing the Osmo Numbers Game (he was pretty spoiled by Santa this year!), and he was getting really frustrated because the game wanted him to make the number 12, and he kept doing 1 and 2 (instead of 10 and 2) and not getting it right. This led me to wonder how I … Continue reading Digits versus Numbers
What are number bonds? Number bonds are just another way to visualize addition facts and are a huge component of Singapore math. What is Singapore math? It is a collection of computation strategies that arose out of Singapore, where students are supposedly ranked among the best in the world in math achievement. So are number … Continue reading The good, the bad, and the ugly about number bonds
...Granny is coming for dinner! Now I’m not just saying this is a problem because she is my mother in law (seriously, I love my MIL!). I’m saying this because this is an example of an appropriate math problem for Oliver! We normally have 4 people at the dinner table, but we just found out, … Continue reading Houston, we have a problem!