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Making Polyominoes with CardboardArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

Pentominoes have started entering primary math textbooks. More generally, polyominoes are great for recreational math and school math.

Making Tangrams from CardboardArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

Tangrams are popular for recreational math as well as for school math.

Exploring Geometric Shapes with Straw ModelsArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes
Some geometric concepts and properties of some shapes can be explored with straw models. How to make and how to use such models are included.
Making Model of a Prism to Derive its FormulaArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

A model to derive the volume formula height × base area for prisms to details on making and using the model.

Modeling Algebraic Identities using Everyday materialsArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

There are two sets of algebraic identities usually taught at the school level - (i) the quadratic ones and (ii) the cubic ones. Both can be modeled in a low-cost way.

Using Algebra Tiles to understand Algebraic ExpressionsArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

Algebra tiles are a powerful manipulatives to understand algebraic expressions in single variable up to degree 2.

Understanding exponents using strawsArticle | By Swati Sircar |  Feb 10, 2020 Mathematics | 0 Likes

Exponentiation with natural number bases can be model as branching of trees. These branching modules can be easily made by straws by cutting and stapling them.

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