Math monday Live

Mondays at 2:00pm PDT to 2:30pm PDT (English)

Audience: Students ages 7 -12 and their families

Description: Every week we’ll show you a new math game you can play at home, using things you have around the house. We’ll give you ideas for making the game easier or harder, so all ages can play. Episodes are 30 – 45 minutes long, and designed for kids and their parents to do together.

Martes Matemáticas

Martes a las 2:00pm PDT a 2:30 pm PDT

Audiencia: Estudiantes de 7 a 12 años de edad y sus familias

Descripción: ¡Cada semana le mostraremos un nuevo juego de matemáticas que pueden jugar en su hogar, usando cosas que tienen en el hogar! Les daremos ideas para hacer el juego mas fácil o difícil, para que todas las edades de estudiantes pueden jugar. Los episodios son de 30-45 minutos de duración, y son diseñado para que los niños y sus padres lo hagan juntos.

Previous Episodes

The Game of SET
September 22th, 2020

In the game of Set, every card has four properties: Color, Number, Shading, and Shape. You have a Set if for every property, the three cards are all the same or all different. Students race to call out when they spot a SET on the game board. In this session we talked about what a SET is while letting students make connections to the features of the cards.

Finger Twisters
June 22th, 2020

Play finger-twisting math games that explore symmetry, permutations, and problem solving. Learn the international math salute, twist your hands 720° while balancing a glass of water on your palm, draw different shapes in the air with both hands at the same time, learn a trick involving two pen caps, and more!

Name Scramble
June 15th, 2020

If your name is TESSA, you can rearrange the letters to make SEATS, SATES, EASTS, or ASSET. But what are all the ways to rearrange the letters of TESSA? The mathematics of counting combinations is called combinatorics, and anyone who can add and multiply can understand it. Learn the secrets of combinatorics here.

How to win at Nim
June 8th, 2020

Learn how to play the game of Nim, and discover the mathematical strategy that lets you win every time. Grab a pen, paper, and 12 identical small objects, like beans, coins, checkers, or Lego blocks. Now let’s get to winning!

Counting On Your Fingers
June 1st, 2020

Learn to count to 100, and even 1000 on your fingers, and hear what counting in binary sounds like on the piano. The trick: let some fingers stand for numbers bigger than 1, so that when you raise several fingers, they can add up to a much bigger number.

Color Counting
May 26th, 2020

Guest host Spencer Bowen leads you through a mathematical magic trick and a color counting puzzle, both secretly based on counting in base 2.

Make Your Own Puzzles
May 18th, 2020

Make your own Bongard Problems! Download the blank template below to get started.

Bongard Problems
May 11th, 2020

Learn about Bongard Problems — logic puzzles named for Russian computer scientist Bongard, who included many of these puzzles in his 1967 book Pattern Recognition.

Conway's Game of Life
May 4th, 2020

Learn Conway’s Game of Life, designed by mathematician John Conway, who created an enormous body of highly original mathematics based largely on his insightful study of puzzles and games.

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