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Exploding Dots in Project Math

Math is explosive! Lotspeich Project Math teacher Laura OGrady recently taught fifth-graders about Exploding Dots, a visual math lesson looking at our number system in new and inventive ways. “Math should be fun and creative and playful,” OGrady told her students. Fifth-graders watched a video about “Exploding Dots Machine” and solved math puzzles related to this “new invention.” Students have been playing with Exploding Dots each week, and along the way have been discovering important concepts related to numbers in base ten and other base systems, algebraic thinking, and exponents.