Play this awesome Halloween math activity when motivation is low, spirits are high, and all your girl can think about is costumes, pumpkins, and candy. Introducing the Perk & Petey pumpkin math activity. It basically takes something your kids are already super excited about (picking out a pumpkin and carving it) and makes it ten times more fun by adding a bit of mystery, whimsy, and plenty of hands-on math!
When your kid needs addition help but won’t admit it, play this super-fun Marilyn Burns math game for some sneaky, playful practice! Kids think of math as a checklist: addition and subtraction in first grade, big numbers in second grade, multiplication in third grade, and so on. Once they’ve checked that box, they’re DONE. Unfortunately, we grownups know from experience that if you don’t use it you lose it. Many
Learning to make tens is, hands down, the most important addition skill your child will learn in the early grades. Here’s the deal: your girl has one hundred and twenty-one addition facts to memorize—a gargantuan task to a second grader (who will then have to move on to 121 subtraction facts, then 144 multiplication facts…!! Ah, but what if learning math facts didn’t have to be an endless to-do list
Learning how to read big numbers is exciting and scary for kids. It’s scary because they have to say the number out loud, and that means they might mess up in front of their parents or friends. It feeds that “I’m bad at math” label we so want to avoid for our girl. But it’s also exciting, because kids LOVE the idea of really big numbers. Reading a giganto number
Number sense games are an awesome way to help your child understand how numbers work…while having fun with math. Sophia knows how to do the math, but if she forgets the fact or a rule, she’s stuck. When she solves word problems, she guesses: “Do I add? Subtract? Multiply? Divide?” Math doesn’t make sense, but she assumes that’s true for everybody. Daniya also forgets her math facts, but this doesn’t
Stop butting heads at math time, and turn your kid’s math learning into a time of fun and play with these simple tweaks! I don’t get it! That’s not how my teacher did it! Your kid is scream-crying, filling the room with howls of frustration and despair. How in the world did you get from a simple math problem to THIS? It’s enough to make you want to swear off
Find out how to make math fun, boost math skills, and reduce anxiety all at the same time! Math games are basically a miracle drug for kids’ math learning. Here’s everything you need to know… What’s a parent to do when your artsy, bouncy, glitter-loving bookworm avoids math like the plague? Do you grit your teeth and make her do weekly flashcards for her own good, or do you throw
Math circles are vibrant, playful math groups that help girls fall in love with math through patterns and discovery, fun projects, hands-on explorations, and games. We believe girls connect with math the most when they are having fun and experiencing math in real-life contexts. Previous math circle girls have explored math with actual kittens (I’m a kitten foster mom), or by creating and selling chocolates from their own imaginary chocolate shop.
She’s just five minutes into playing the Numbaroll place value game, and she feels like she’s just won the lottery. She turns over her last card, throws her hands dramatically in the air and yells: “Three MILLION, four hundred fifty-six THOUSAND, two hundred twenty-nine! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!” “Hey mom! I just won THREE MILLION points!”Reading and writing big numbers is one of those things adults think is easy, but is tricky
Teaching times tables to your kid can feel utterly overwhelming. I just got this message from a parent today. Sound familiar? Yeah. It sucks…and your child is just as frustrated as you are. I hate to break it to you, but she’s got 144 of the little buggers to memorize. A HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR. How does a parent even begin? Flash cards? Pop quizzes at the dinner table? If