Start with Play and See Where it Takes You
As soon as the process of producing 21st Century Pattern Blocks had begun, I thought of Hana Murray. I’d been enjoying her pattern block masterpieces for [...]
4 Reasons Play and Math Go Together
There’s a huge, untapped possibility to improve math teaching and learning that is more playful and more rigorous than how most of us learned the subject back in the day.
Here’s how I know, and how to make it happen.
How Do You Make Math Fun?
I was recently asked to be on a panel discussion online, along with a few others with an interest in recreational mathematics. The topic was how do you make [...]
How to help your kids fall in love with math: a guide for grown-ups
So you want your kid to know math? Of course you do. Math is an important tool, used widely in many disciplines, and helps us make sense of our world. It’s [...]
The Four Questions
We’ve argued for a long time that the real experience of mathematics is inextricably tied to play. But if you’re a parent or teacher, you’ve seen kids [...]
Play is where love begins
I recently wrote a piece for the New York Times Numberplay blog on what we do to help people fall in love with math. I thought I’d include it here. No [...]