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# Tag Archives: kids

## Parabolas III

Our next parabola video. All parabolas are the same shape, just different sizes! Advertisements

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April 7, 2014
Tagged geomoetry, kids, math, mathematics, maths, parabola, parabolas
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## Parabolas II

In this second installment we multiply with parabolas!

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March 31, 2014
Tagged arithmetic, fun, geometry, kids, math, mathematics, maths, multiplication, parabola, parabolas
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## Abby’s Puzzles

My ten-year-old daughter asked me for help doing a mathematical STEM-fair project. We had a lot of funny doing the project together. Here is a brief description of what we did. We decided on the following question: “How many decominoes … Continue reading

Posted in computers
Tagged elementary education, kids, math, mathematics, pentominoes, polyominoes, programming, puzzles, Python, recreational math, STEM, STEM fair, tiling
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## Sweetgum Leaf Ecology

These are sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) leaves. They are quite common here in the Eastern US and give us some very nice Fall color. 1. These tufts of hairs are called domatia, which means little houses. As far as biologists can … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013
Tagged autumn, biology, botany, domatia, ecology, fall, fall color, kids, leaf, leaves, mathamatics, mites, natural history, nature, science, sweet gum, sweetgum
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## Chestnut Oak Leaf Ecology

I believe, but I’m not totally sure that I have Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) and Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii) growing in my backyard. The two leaves on the left I think are Swamp Chestnut Oak. The leaf on the … Continue reading

## Blue Block Fun

We had fun playing with the blocks at the museum. Check it out!

## Kid Snippets: Math Class

If you’re a math teacher, is this ever what class feels like?