Posted on March 8, 2014
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A few years ago I filmed a couple of the Fletcher gang playing a game I love called “Set”. Set shows us that challenging means fun. The game that requires some pretty sophisticated thinking. Initially, I didn’t know if my 5 year-old could handle…

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Posted on February 7, 2014
by drmartinfletcher

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Historically, psychologists have studied math but have been noticeably absent when it comes to doing direct mathematics work with children. Notable exceptions include Diennes, Bruner, and Vygotsky, but to this day Psychologists tend to assess and make recommendations for treatment. This surprises me,…

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For over 20 years I’ve been thinking about working memory in primarily two ways. We accept working memory as functioning as a visual-spatial sketch pad and as a phonological loop. Put simply, visualizing and rehearsing information by repeating it were the ways in which…

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Posted on December 11, 2013
by drmartinfletcher

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Many children experience discomfort around math, we generally call this Math Anxiety, a fear that math is going to be uncomfortable and full of failure. Here’s an interesting post via Elizabeth Stevens on Math Anxiety, I wished to share with you all. Math performance…

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This is the Doo Dah playing math. Fractions. This is where kids often learn to hate math. Guess what? We can change it. I’ll describe what is happening in this short video. The Doo Dah is a) seeing what a fraction is b) playing…

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The Doo Dah and I “play math” before she goes to Kindergarten. We keep it fun, but do some pretty abstract things. You can really see her thinking as she factors a polynomial.

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Posted on March 14, 2013
by drmartinfletcher

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People have asked to hear what the Doo Dah is saying, so I ducked the music down. I know that this may disappoint all of those Herb Alpert fans out there. Anyway, the purpose of the video is to show that even Algebra (especially…

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