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This night was a good lesson...but maybe not the most exciting in 2nd and 3rd grade...prime numbers...the Number Devil referred to them as "Prima-Donna" numbers. THis was a tough concept for everyone to wrap their heads around...but they began to understand the premise and even part of the purpose.

This night was more interesting...Square Roots (rutabagas),Recurring Decimals...

This brought some interesting ideas to the surface. 1/3 as a fraction...as a decimal this becomes 0.3333333....'til the cows come home'. So if 1/3+1/3+1/3=3/3 or 1, then what about 0.33333333...+0.33333333...+0.33333333...=0.99999999999....is that the same a 1?

The 5th Night:

Triangular numbers!! FUN!!!

*The 3rd Night:*This night was a good lesson...but maybe not the most exciting in 2nd and 3rd grade...prime numbers...the Number Devil referred to them as "Prima-Donna" numbers. THis was a tough concept for everyone to wrap their heads around...but they began to understand the premise and even part of the purpose.

*The 4th Night:*This night was more interesting...Square Roots (rutabagas),Recurring Decimals...

This brought some interesting ideas to the surface. 1/3 as a fraction...as a decimal this becomes 0.3333333....'til the cows come home'. So if 1/3+1/3+1/3=3/3 or 1, then what about 0.33333333...+0.33333333...+0.33333333...=0.99999999999....is that the same a 1?

The 5th Night:

Triangular numbers!! FUN!!!

This 5th night brought forth not only the triangular numbers, but next the square numbers...which was great for 3rd graders that had just studied area. This was a great connection back to the 'hopping numbers' that were working w