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What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll?

What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll?

What Shape Is A Flat Toilet Paper Roll? Shapes Converting things you have around the house from three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional flat shapes will surprise your grandchildren with how different things look when they’re flat. Seedling in a toilet paper roll repurposed as a mini planting pot (Photo credit: girlingearstudio) Materials Assemble empty containers of a variety […]

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What If You Had Eleven Fingers?

What If You Had Eleven Fingers?

What If You Had Eleven Fingers? Rounding numbers Vintage sewing buttons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We use ten as a basis for a lot of math activities. Because we have ten fingers and toes, it is an easy place to start. If we had eleven fingers, our math system would probably be based on eleven. But, […]

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How Many Eyes Are In Your Family?

How Many Eyes Are In Your Family?

How Many Eyes Are In Your Family? Skip Counting When you look all around, you see things in pairs, threes, fives and tens. Five Colored Dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is a perfect opportunity to play with counting by twos, threes, fives and tens, or skipping to numbers that are multiples of two, three, five […]

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What Comes Next? Pattern Recognition

What Comes Next? Pattern Recognition

What Comes Next? Pattern Recognition Patterns Clock in Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany, Badenburger Strasse (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of the common tests for software engineers is to see if they can spot patterns. This is also a fun game to share with grandchildren. Materials Paper Pen or pencil Instructions Talk about the fact that there are lots […]

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