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"Math from Three to Seven" by Alexander Zvonkin, any thoughts?


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I just heard about this book, "Math From Three to Seven: The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers"



The author is a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. He tried introducing mathematical concepts like probability theory, set theory, or combinatorics in a Socratic manner - no formula or definitions, instead he used questions and games.


Excerpts here:



Anyone read this book or want to discuss it?

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Another Hive member (thanks, Arcadia!) sent me this link from Stanford's Math Circle for elementary grades.



There are some sample problems in the above problem. IMHO they were fiendishly difficult for the grade level - I will not admit which level I got stuck on. :D


I hadn't heard about Math Circles prior to this - then again, I am not Math Circle material (brilliant in math) but perhaps some Hive members participate in Math Circles and want to share? :lurk5:

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