
Karyn Hodgens
Kids Personal Finance Educator
Elementary Math Specialist
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Category Archives: ProblemSolving
Family Math Night Activity: Building a Honeycomb
I’ve been wanting to try out an idea I had for our Family Math Night events and, since we were trying out our newest kit, Gellin’ with Geometry, it was the perfect opportunity. My idea was to have a project … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Measurement, Measurement, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, fractions, K5 math, karyn hodgens, Math Unity, parent engagement
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Family Math Night ‘What do you notice’ Posters
I love the idea of having at least one What do you notice? posters at our Family Math Night events. I started it last year when I did an event at an IB school and the two teachers I … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Family Math Night, Fractions, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Mathematics The Elementary Years, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged Common Core State Standards, family math night activities, geometry, karyn hodgens, Math Unity
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Name Patterns: A Fun First Week of School Activity
Patterns. It was always a theme throughout the school year in my mathematics classes. So to kickoff patterns, during the first week of school, the students create a color pattern using their name. Then, we discuss the patterns made by … Continue reading
Hunting for Buried Treasure: Angles and Angle Measurement
Aye, matey, it’s time to hunt for buried treasure. In this fun and creative activity, students will be designing their very own treasure map. As they design their map and hide their treasure, students will get plenty of practice using … Continue reading
Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Estimates help us predict the reasonableness of an answer. Having students make an estimate before they perform the calculation, and even writing the estimate next to the problem, can help them to focus on making the numbers (and the problem) … Continue reading