Tangrams For Kids: Discovering Math Through Art

Tangrams for kids are a brilliant way to connect math and art! There is a ton of math hidden in these colorful shapes, including logic, geometry, spatial awareness, problem solving, fractions, area, and┬ánumber sense. Kids who struggle with math often shine when they can make art or build with their hands. Tangram activities can give these kids a chance to … Read More

The 52 Best Math Books For Kids 2017-2018: The Ultimate Resource Guide

If “math books for kids” makes you think of boring classroom textbooks, you’re in for a happy surprise! There is a whole new genre of math children’s books for grades K-5 that are capturing kids’ hearts and imaginations–just as great stories always have done. Some of these don’t seem like math books at all. Stories of magic pots or money … Read More

Math Music: Surprising Discoveries from a Water Xylophone

how to make a xylophone with water glasses

This year in Math Quest camp, I decided to teach the kids how to make a xylophone with glasses of water, mixing music and math. It was even more awesome (and easier) than I’d expected! I loved how this activity mixed music, math, science and technology, and was fun and challenging for kids of all ages. You don’t need fancy … Read More