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fractions with FOOD: hands-on math
April 6, 2014 No Comment

fractions with FOOD: hands-on math

This post about fun with food and fractions is written by Jen of Beyond Traditional Math. Hopefully after reading it, you’ll never look at food quite the same! Thank you, ...

quick and easy addition game: finding addends
February 4, 2014 2 comments

quick and easy addition game: finding addends

Cora has really been into playing math games lately. That’s right. Math games. I love it. Like while Maddy and Owen are doing their homework, all my littlest one wants ...

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids
October 2, 2013 3 comments

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids

    The following guest post is written by Heather Kauffman. Heather is a teacher and mom of three boys, a longtime we teach member, one of my dearest, closest ...

driveway shuffleboard math
July 4, 2013 2 comments

driveway shuffleboard math

    It’s so funny how sometimes, sneaky learning shows up organically–completely unexpectedly–in our day. Driveway Shuffleboard Math is no exception. We were out front, enjoying a brief break in ...

5 super-fun ways to learn math facts
May 8, 2013 4 comments

5 super-fun ways to learn math facts

It’s actually hard for me to type this title after years and years and years of math drills that made my elementary-school head want to explode. Can learning math facts ...

3 quick, hands-on, totally cool math games
August 20, 2012 11 comments

3 quick, hands-on, totally cool math games

Every summer, our school hands out summer packets–worksheets upon worksheets with ways that parents can continue the learning all summer long. And among the worksheets are ideas that incorporate learning ...

magic triangles: hands-on math game
August 8, 2012 7 comments

magic triangles: hands-on math game

It’s been crazy busy over here for the past few days, with visiting family in the Keystone State, attending BlogHer in NYC, and then spending some more time with family. ...

using the calculator: breakfast time learning
May 30, 2012 1 comment

using the calculator: breakfast time learning

Breakfast has long been a time for sneaking in some learning over here, but it’s not always easy. It’s certainly not every single day. Some days everyone’s up and ready ...

quick trick: mind-blowing math tricks
May 24, 2012 13 comments

quick trick: mind-blowing math tricks

It’s no secret that I am not a math person. And it’s really no secret that my kids’ math skills will soon (hopefully!) surpass my own. I cried my way ...

mastering multiplication tables (with mini flash cards)
April 29, 2012 22 comments

mastering multiplication tables (with mini flash cards)

Learning math facts has been a long, hard road for Maddy. It’s actually very often a long, hard road for many kids–including myself–way back when. I remember hours of practicing ...

practicing math facts with crazy, mixed-up dice: math games for kids
January 19, 2012 10 comments

practicing math facts with crazy, mixed-up dice: math games for kids

Somehow we have ended up with a ton of wild and crazy dice in our house. Some are huge. Some are teeny. Some are old; some are brand, spankin’ new. ...