The Mathematical Fusion Machine

The Mathematical Fusion Machine

In kindergarten, when students are shown 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and THEN    the crowd of students should all looked shocked and say things like “WHOA, what just happened there!!!!”  BUT instead this HUGE mathematical idea goes unnoticed.  So, this activity will make students ooh and ahhh as they should, as well as deepen their understanding of our base 10 system which is foundational to understanding our number code, addition, subtraction, decimals and more.

First class base 2 fusion machine

download paper copy of machine here: fusion machine paper copy


Second class other bases


Base 10 fusion machine with blocks

still to come

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