I love providing my kids with unique math challenges. Sometimes this means logic puzzles, sometimes mental math challenges, and sometimes it means applying math to their current interests. I want to encourage a love for the beauty of math, as well as challenge them to think deeply about what they're learning. I also want to help them see that mistakes are a necessary part of math learning. But I also want to show them that math is not always as Keep Reading...

## Online Homeschool Math: CTC Math Review

Choosing the right math curriculum for your kids can be so challenging. There are countless options out there, and if you're not a math geek (like me) or don't feel confident teaching math, it can be a daunting task. Obviously, you want what's best for your kids, and you want (hopefully) a curriculum that will adequately teach them math and prepare them for the future. Today I want to share an online homeschool math option with you and help Keep Reading...

## Brilliant Ways to Teach Math with Sticky Notes

Back to school season is upon us, and that means one very important thing: back to school sales. I am a huge school supply junkie and get so excited about the deals this time of year! Even though I'm no longer teaching in the classroom, I still stock up on things like pencils, paper, notebooks, sharpie markers, etc. But one of my favorite supplies? Sticky notes. I'm completely aware of the fact that I have more than I could ever possibly need or Keep Reading...

## How to Raise Logical Thinkers and Why it Matters

Have you ever seen the show, The Office? Well, there's an episode in which one of the main characters, Michael Scott, is driving according to the directions given on his GPS. At one point, the GPS instructs him to turn right. Rather than following the road as it bends to the right, rather than watching the map that shows the slight right, rather than applying any sort of logic at all, he turns immediately to the right and drives his car into a Keep Reading...

## Foldable 3D Shapes {FREE Printable Pack!}

Exploring the properties of three dimensional shapes is fun for all ages! Because kids are introduced to 3D shapes early on, you could make these together with young kids, or you could use them with high schoolers to explore more complex math. No matter how you use them, this set of foldable 3D shapes is bound to be a hit! *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which help support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure Keep Reading...

## Fun Ways to Engage in Math Learning this Summer

Ahhh, summer. A time for vacations and catching fireflies, trips to the pool and firing up the grill. While there are probably endless images and activities that come to mind when you think of summer, I'm willing to bet that doing math just isn't one of them. But the truth is, for most students, summer is a time when all the important math skills they worked so hard to learn throughout the year are completely lost. So here are some SUPER Keep Reading...

## Sidewalk Chalk Jumping Maze Math Challenge

After buying a huge box of sidewalk chalk (like, the second the weather showed signs of warming up), I began brainstorming ways to use it for outdoor learning. Obviously, my kids use it to draw and create, but I also love using it for math games and fun challenges. Especially if it means getting my kids moving while increasing their math skills. ;) We had so much fun with our Skip Counting Hopscotch, I decided to set up what is called a Jumping Keep Reading...

## Pattern Block Puzzles {FREE}

I always have tons of ideas for activities and games to make math fun for my kids, but let's be honest. Sometimes I'm more excited about the activity than they are, and it turns into a huge flop. Recently, however, I created what I thought was a super simple resource to work on shapes and logic, and was blown away by the response from my kids. To the point that they are begging me to make more! I would definitely call that a win, and today I'm Keep Reading...

## Teach Kids to Be Curious Like Einstein

Happy Pi Day! Yes, today, March 14th, is known around the world as Pi Day, representing the decimal approximation of this fantastic irrational number (3.14). I have shared many fun ideas and activities to do with kids to celebrate this exciting event, but did you know that March 14th is also the birthday of Albert Einstein? As I thought about what to do with my kids for Pi Day this year, I thought we would change things up by celebrating this Keep Reading...

## 6 Little Known Benefits of Taking Math Outside

Are your kids excited each day to do math? Maybe they love math. If so, that's great! If not, I want to encourage you to find ways to make it less painful and maybe even a little bit fun. If you have a reluctant math learner, there are things you can do to help and support them. One of my favorite ways to get kids more involved and excited about learning math is to take it outside. There are so many benefits of taking math outside that I hope you Keep Reading...

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