Category Archives: Growing Up With Eureka

Growing up with Eureka is my daughter’s journey in learning mathematics while I was writing the Eureka Math Curriculum. See how she reacts to my mathematics questions in her video blog.

You can use pictures to explain column addition!

In this video, Autumn shows how to add two large numbers using column addition (The Addition Algorithm). In the process, she explains how column addition works using pictures. Continue reading

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Learning Division Facts: Numbers that are Products of Two 1-digit Numbers

In this video, 7-year old Autumn and I show an activity that helps students learn the division facts if they already know the multiplication facts. Continue reading

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But Honey, You do know the Multiplication Table!

In this video, 7-year-old Autumn proves to herself that she knows the entire multiplication table. Along the way, she summarizes lots of great strategies for learning the facts. Continue reading

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Fraction Multiplication via Skip Counting!

In this video, 7-year-old Autumn shows how to use skip counting to do fraction multiplication and division. Watch as she calculates 7 x 2/3 as well as 4 4/5 ÷ 2/5 in her head! Continue reading

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Can an atom have two nuclei? An inquisitive child wants to know!

My 7-year-old daughter, Autumn, recently asked, “Can an atom have two cores (two nuclei)?” Wait, everyone knows that an atom can have only one nucleus. What a silly question. Or is it? Continue reading

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Growing up with Eureka Live: Mathematical reasons for introducing a different solution method

In this video, 7 year old Autumn answers math questions in front of a live audience! Watch her win everyone’s heart. Continue reading

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Holiday Math Special: In the 12 Days of Christmas song, which of the presents do you get the most?

In this holiday math special video, Autumn asks the question, “In the 12 days of Christmas, which of the presents do you get the most?” Enjoy the singing! Continue reading

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Multiplying by 25

In this video, 7-year-old(!) Autumn shows how easy it is to multiply a number by 25. The accompanying article explains why teaching this method is important for preparing children for Algebra. Continue reading

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Woman Superhero T-Shirt Challenge

Autumn asked, “Why don’t you wear a girl superhero T-shirt for our videos, dad?” And I said, “Why not? Absolutely!” But we need your help… Continue reading

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Variables made easy

In this video, 6-year-old Autumn explains that a variable in an expression can be thought of as a “slot” that a number can be inserted into. Watch her do arithmetic with “slots” (i.e., variables)! Continue reading

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Powers of 2

In this video, 6-year-old Autumn explains the meaning of “2 to the power of 4.” Continue reading

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Something fun: Have you ever used a ruler to measure a Snafoose?

Have you ever tried to measure a Snafoose while riding a goose? Continue reading

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What is the sum 1+2+3+4+…+24+25?

In this video, 6-year-old Autumn shows how she found the sum 1+2+3+4+….+24+25. Continue reading

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Skip Counting with Fractions

In this “Growing up with Eureka” video, 6-year-old Autumn shows how to skip count by fractions 1/2, 1/3, and 1/5. Continue reading

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Subtraction Problems with Kittens

Watch 6 year-old Autumn use Eureka Math methods to subtract two numbers, including 1017-999 in her head. Continue reading

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Pleasurable Adding

Can you add as fast as a 6 year-old? See how Autumn uses techniques from Eureka Math to add two numbers, including 999+64. Continue reading

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The Mardi Gras Problem

At a recent family-friendly Mardi Gras parade, Autumn and I wondered: How many beads does a float rider need to buy for a Mardi Gras parade? Continue reading

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Multiplying by 9

In this video, 6-year-old Autumn shows how easy it is to multiply by 9. Watch her multiply 18×9 in her head and explain how she did it! Continue reading

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Learning to Multiply, Part III

In the grand finale and Part III of a three part series, we put the two skills learned in Part I and Part II together to show an easy way to start to learn the basics of multiplying. Continue reading

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Learning to Multiply, Part II

In this video on learning to multiply, Autumn shows how skip count by 10s, 3s, 5s, and 4s. In the grand finale, Part III, we put the skills learned from Part I and Part II together! Continue reading

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Learning to Multiply, Part I

Intended Audience: Teachers and parents of K-5 students This Growing Up With Eureka video is Part I of a three part series on how to start the process of learning to multiply with your child/students. By “start the process” I mean we … Continue reading

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100th Day of School

On the 100th day of first grade, Autumn asked me if we could do a Growing Up With Eureka based upon the day. Well, yes, of course! Continue reading

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Autumn Multiplying 6×7, 7×7, 8×7, etc.

Autumn and I explore multiplying 6×7, 7×7, 8×7, etc. using unit math. Continue reading

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Alice 3 Demonstration

This demonstration is by my (then) 5-year-old daughter Autumn. The software program, Alice, is a great way to help students learn the basics of programming games. Continue reading

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Walking up the stairs little girl

Autumn’s “famous” for being the little girl in the following video used in the Eureka Math/EngageNY Curriculum: Continue reading

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Teaching my 3-year-old to read.

See Autumn learning to read at 3 1/2 years old! (She is now an avid reader at 6.) Continue reading

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