Author Archive for Carol Covin

A grandma to two, delightful seven-year-olds, one from each of my two sons and their wives. I am the author of a book of essays, based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers, "Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mother and Grandmothers." Proceeds go to bring a promising cancer treatment to clinical trials. I blog daily at http://newgrandmas.com, on how things have changed since I raised my grandchildren, how to get started writing your autobiography and fun things to do with your grandchildren.

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Pizza Triangles

Pizza Triangles

Pizza Triangles If you add up all three angles in a triangle, the angles at the tips, you will get 180 degrees. Pizza Slices from Sofia’s (Photo credit: hicharice) Have you ever heard someone say, “You did a complete 180 on that!” They mean that you turned around in the exact opposite direction. Imagine you are standing […]

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Mobius Strip: Twist It!

Mobius Strip: Twist It!

Mobius Strip: Twist It! Sometimes it is not easy to predict what will happen when you start cutting. Materials Rectangular paper, like notebook paper or typing paper Tape Scissors Pencil Instructions Cut four long, thin strips from the paper, each about an inch-and-a-half wide Mark the ends of each strip A and B on one […]

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Equivalent Fractions: Is It Fair?

Equivalent Fractions: Is It Fair?

Equivalent Fractions: Units Stacks of US quarters and pennies (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal in value to each other. As a knife is used in this activity, an adult should supervise or cut the food. A common practice for deciding if something is fairly divided or not is to offer the other party, […]

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What Is a Bonefish Diagram?

What Is a Bonefish Diagram?

What Is a Bonefish Diagram? Cause and effect French toast served at Mac’s Restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In 1968, a Japanese statistician, Kaoru Ishikawa, invented a diagram to simplify finding the cause of problems. It has been called an Ishikawa diagram, after its inventor, and a bonefish or fishbone diagram for its shape, […]

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