Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

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“One day more than a year ago, an 8-year-old named Andrew told his parents he wanted to learn to do long division. His dad, Tim Sylvester, looked up a YouTube video explaining the basic steps and began working with him through simple problems on a whiteboard in their house. A half-hour later, the child was dividing two-digit numbers into 20-digit numbers.

“He was ecstatic, running around,” said Sylvester, describing the moment as a “math high.” Several months later, when Andrew’s third-grade class at a public school in Santa Cruz, California, began tackling long division, the boy had it down cold and read a book on his own during the lessons.”

Continue reading the article here: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/playing-with-math-how-math-circles-bring-learners-together-for-fun/

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