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…
Help Teaching Pro Subscription Review

If you are in the field of teaching you might have heard about HelpTeaching.com, an easy-to-use, customizable resource for educators.  Recently I had a chance to review their Help Teaching Pro Subscription.  If you are a teacher or looking for…
Online Math Tutoring LearnBop (Review)

When I read that with LearnBop students can learn math faster, I knew I wanted to try it with my family.   I consider mathematics one of the most fundamental subjects.  Not only it teaches to think logically, be precise with…
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…
A+ Interactive Math Review

The best way to guarantee success in math is to make it exciting.  You start with bright and interactive materials, concentrate on laying the foundation for conceptual understanding with simple and clear instructions, and offer enough opportunity to practice in…
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…
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…