Caine’s arcade – thinking big with boxes and tape

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Caine’s Arcade Short Film

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer. Then, on the last day of summer, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and Nirvan bought a $2 FunPass, becoming Caine’s first customer. Inspired by Caine’s creativity, Nirvan  came back to make a short film about Caine’s Arcade and organized a flashmob to surprise Caine with lots of customers. Watch the movie to see what happened, and then watch “Caine’s Arcade Part 2″ below to see what happened next. If you like this story, please share it with friends!

Check out Caine’s video and get inspired.


Back in POD 1 – I missed you guys!

This year I am back working and learning with the students and teachers in POD 1 and it is very exciting.

One of the most amazing things I hear nearly everyday is students saying how ‘great they are at maths and counting!’

I’ve been watching and talking with the kids as they play some math games and explore maths and this has to be one of my favourite games. Kebab maths is a quick game and as you can see in the video below, the kids are very good at both playing the game and explaining whole and parts of numbers.

What is your favourite maths game? Let me know by commenting below. You could do this at home or with your class mates.

Polar bears and penguins…how many?

Where do polar bears and penguins live and what do they eat? You might know a lot about Polar bears and penguins already, but I wonder if you know the answer to the video problem below?

What’s for lunch?

Check out this cool video question from CoolSchool and see if you can solve the problem together.

How did you go? What did you do to work out the answer? Can you think of a question like this one?
Be sure and leave a comment to share your answer and maybe your question.
Good luck