Where: dining table
When: after lunch (was everyone finished eating? Not clear.)
What we used: https://www.matific.com/us/en on our laptop
J2 saw I had an open website and started playing some of the games: Bees and Flowers, Spy-a-Meerkat, Monster Shop I, and Tile-a-Shape. For a free (it seems) site, I was impressed: the animation was cute and the activities were engaging, even if these four were a bit easy for J2.
Two points of discussion:
- Spy-a-Meerkat: J2 was fine up to 5, but then had difficulty when there were 6 or more. J1 had no trouble and I should have had him talk about his strategy for figuring out the answer
- Since all of the questions were pretty easy, the two together didn't get any wrong, until J1 said: "I wonder what will happen if we get one wrong. Let's try it." I love that.
They got stuck finally on the last shape tiling. See if you can figure out the answer. You can only translate and rotate the purple shapes, no scaling: