Star Wars Math: seven-day math challenge

“I don’t like math anymore,” announced my 8-year old son taking another plate out of the dishwasher and carrying it to the pantry.   “Where does this come from?”  I spun around in surprise, “You said you liked math!”  It…
Giraffe Science, Math and Measurement

The International Giraffe Day is coming up.  As you might already know, giraffes are in danger of extinction.  In the last 15 years their numbers fell 40% due to poaching and habitat loss.  They are already extinct in 7 African…
Irish Luck – St. Patrick’s Day Counting Game

I invented this game for our St. Patrick’s Day Party.  I wanted something that would appeal to all kids (preschool to 2nd grade) and is easy to setup as well as simple to explain to a bunch of excited kids.  I generally like to play…
Active Math: Roll, Count, Run and Stick

It’s the time of the year when we are looking for ways to burn energy without leaving the house.  This active math game allows us to be active, while learning something at the same time.  I actually have a long…
Counting Books + Activities: Developing Early Math Skills

  Counting Books and book-based simple math activites are cornerstones of our first math curriculum.  It’s a fun way to learn and this approach allows to develop mathematical understanding in a natural context.  From counting muffins to eyes of a fox,…
Decomposition with LEGOs – Part II

In this lesson children will be practicing decomposition with LEGO people.  Decomposition is a skill that requires practice.  In earlier lesson we decomposed number 5 (click here), today we are moving up to 10.  Math for little kids is about…
Decomposition with LEGOs

  Once your child learns how to count to 10, it’s time for decomposition.  Decomposition is a fancy word that means breaking down the numbers into their subparts.  Eventually, when kids can count to 100, they will be decomposing numbers…