# Geometry

Angles, polygons, spirals, and circles.
In Defense of the Diamond

## In Defense of the Diamond

Do children need to say "rhombus" instead of "diamond"?

Talking Shapes with Kids

## Talking Shapes with Kids

I have been spending time talking with kindergarteners, first and second graders in schools about my shapes book (coming from Stenhouse, Spring 2016). Many more school visits are ahead of me. I have written up some reflections for a more teacher-ish audience than...

Building a better shapes book [Which One Doesn’t Belong?]

## Building a better shapes book [Which One Doesn’t Belong?]

IMPORTANT NOTE: The moment alluded to below has arrived! Which One Doesn't Belong? is now available from Stenhouse as a student book (awesome for home reading, too!) and a teacher guide. As a result, I have removed all links to the version I was...

Fun with tiles

## Fun with tiles

It is no secret that one of my proudest achievements is creating a lovely space on Twitter where people share stories of children's math talk. Come read along on the #tmwyk hashtag. That's where I came across this tutorial-in-photos. I decided to make myself some....

Spirals

## Spirals

A few weeks back, this short cryptic video came to my attention thanks to the magic of Twitter. https://vine.co/v/MMEJuOXYndP Thanks to kids connect (@KinderFynes on Twitter) For more than a year now, I have been posting links and other short bits on Twitter using...

Does the Earth have an end?

## Does the Earth have an end?

Talking Math with Other People's Kids Month continues... A while back, Rafranz Davis reported a conversation on her blog. She writes frequently about the adventures she has with her nephew Braeden. I asked, and she gave me permission to remix a conversation she and...

[Product review] Leap Pad Paint Bucket

## [Product review] Leap Pad Paint Bucket

Tabitha's neighbor friend has a Leap Pad. Naturally it became a much hoped-for Christmas gift. She did receive one and has spent quite a bit of time with it. I have no interest in reviewing the thing itself (although I will give you a heads-up that apps on this...