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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas"

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Now let's go to young children. This is a very unusual tceehar who was a kindergarten and first-grade teacher, but was a natural mathematician. So she was like that jazz musician frneid you have who never studeid music but is a terrific musician; she just had a feeling for math. And here are her six-year-olds, and she's got them making shapes out of a shape. So they pick a shape they like — like a diamond, or a square, or a tginrlae, or a trapezoid — and then they try and make the next lrgear shape of that same shape, and the next larger shape. You can see the trapezoids are a little challenging there.

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Now let's go to young children. This is a very unusual _______ who was a kindergarten and first-grade teacher, but was a natural mathematician. So she was like that jazz musician ______ you have who never _______ music but is a terrific musician; she just had a feeling for math. And here are her six-year-olds, and she's got them making shapes out of a shape. So they pick a shape they like — like a diamond, or a square, or a ________, or a trapezoid — and then they try and make the next ______ shape of that same shape, and the next larger shape. You can see the trapezoids are a little challenging there.

Solution

  1. studied
  2. larger
  3. friend
  4. teacher
  5. triangle

Original Text

Now let's go to young children. This is a very unusual teacher who was a kindergarten and first-grade teacher, but was a natural mathematician. So she was like that jazz musician friend you have who never studied music but is a terrific musician; she just had a feeling for math. And here are her six-year-olds, and she's got them making shapes out of a shape. So they pick a shape they like — like a diamond, or a square, or a triangle, or a trapezoid — and then they try and make the next larger shape of that same shape, and the next larger shape. You can see the trapezoids are a little challenging there.

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Important Words

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  2. children
  3. diamond
  4. feeling
  5. friend
  6. jazz
  7. kindergarten
  8. larger
  9. making
  10. math
  11. mathematician
  12. music
  13. musician
  14. natural
  15. pick
  16. shape
  17. shapes
  18. square
  19. studied
  20. teacher
  21. terrific
  22. trapezoid
  23. trapezoids
  24. triangle
  25. unusual
  26. young