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Make Room for Halloween Math

Have some Halloween fun with the witch’s tale Room on the Broom. In this lively story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, a witch makes room for her animal friends to ride on her broomstick… until there’s one too many animals, and the broom snaps in two. The central question of this book – Is there room on the broom for me? – is a mathematical one.

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Going to Great Lengths: STEM Activities for Preschool

Going to Great Lengths: STEM Activities for Preschool

Children are naturally curious about many topics relating to STEM. The challenge for parents and educators is to bridge their curiosity into learning opportunities. This blog post details a great STEM activity that builds off of children’s natural fascination with animals.

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Halloween and Animal Fun While Exploring Big, Bigger, and Biggest

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll and A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian are two children’s story books that present opportunities for children to explore the mathematical concept of measurement, particularly the Big Idea that all measurement involves a “fair” comparison.