## Tuesday, November 3, 2009

### Math games and pancakes!

Liam and Teigan having fun with math. Here they are building the numbers with tens and ones. When there are ten popcorn kernals those go into the "tens" container and into the tens column. (Making sure to write one more group of ten.

They would build a number with the 1000, 100, 10 and 1 chips and the other would write down the number.
She actually has it right, you just can't see the piled chips!
Our "Fraction Action" game that we play with the geometric blocks. You have to use the real shape names and the fraction, (hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid and triangle), the hexagon = 1, the rhombus = 1/3, the trapezoid = 1/2, and the triangle = 1/6. When you roll the dice you put on what ever fraction piece you roll. You can make "trades", and you have to say what the trade is. Example: "1/3 + 1/6 = 1/2". Or "1/2 + 1/6 = 2/3". When you fill up your hexagon - one whole - you get a point.

Other fun things the kids like to do with those blocks. Building symmetrical rocket ships...
And symmetrical, three dimensional bugs - (that get bumped!)
Banned from my own kitchen again. This morning I was not allowed in at all, so went to practice piano with Teigan. Completely on their own, the boys made pancakes from scratch, with a little extra vanilla and a hint of brown sugar. Delicious! I was only allowed in at the end to take a few pictures!
I've got some great little chefs happening around here!