Age: 5

Students will be using their bodies, imaginations, and minds to explore mathematical thinking. Children will be using clock (modular) arithmetic to learn to look for patterns. We will do some jumping and digging activities to begin to think abstractly (negative numbers). We’ll talk about what math is. And of course we’ll throw in some all-time math circle favorites to break things up: function machines (algebraic thinking), exploding dots (place value), and maybe even a quick logic puzzle. The goal is for children to start to make patterns and break patterns.

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