#QuaranTiles #MTBoS2020

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I made a thing!

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I was really intrigued by all of the tweets I was seeing during this time of quarantine about the wood blocks being turned into math play things. Look it up at #QuaranTiles. My husband has been doing a lot of woodworking and when I showed him the project he was also interested (mainly because he had an excuse to now get a table saw that went on sale). Luckily, Nat Banting made a great how-to guide: http://natbanting.com/project-quarantiles/

So we took a bunch of his leftover scrap wood and started cutting 1.5 inch squares. I think I would have gone smaller if I could go back in time because they really do take up a lot of room when you put them together. But it’s all good.

And then I learned how to use the power sander and sanded the faces followed by taping them off.

And then it got to the painting. I had yellow, green, red, and blue already laying around my house so that’s what I used. One of our life goals is to one day have a house with a legit work area. But for the time being we use cardboard boxes and other scrap wood.

And they came out great! They’re fun to play with and I can’t wait until my learners get a chance to play with them, too.

Un moment de joie pendant cette crise.