When the kids come inside from playing in the snow, I always let them have some hot cocoa to help them warm up. I decided to sneak a tiny bit of learning in on a day when it was too yucky to go outside! We practiced “marshmallow math” at the kitchen table. Marshmallow counting was perfect […]
My son has been struggling with subtraction with renaming. (I also called it “borrowing”). He sees two numbers and he consistently subtracted the smaller number from the higher number, no matter which number is on top. To get extra practice in double-digit subtraction beyond the worksheets, I decided we had shake things up a bit […]
When my kids learn from a different teacher as well as from me, their learning is expounded. Teaching math using CTCMath online homeschool math curriculum has been a great addition to our homeschool classroom.
I am so excited about this year’s plan because we are starting out with STEAM the center of our minds! At our co-op, I’m teaching an upper elementary-level STEAM Challenge class. Besides that, I’m super excited about the ideas in the book STEAM Kids, a fantastic book full of gorgeous and creative ways to implement […]
One of the favorite things my kids love to cook is pancakes, of course! I believe it was one of the first things I actively encouraged my kids to take part of in the kitchen, simply because it’s fun to help stir, it’s exciting to watch the pancakes sizzle and flip, and it’s delicious to pile […]
It was time to review some basic subtraction practice using a number of fun subtraction activities just perfect for the Valentine’s Day season.
In pondering ways to make learning kinetic for my active one, I decided to use the idea of a Christmas tree number hop, with a Christmas tree outlined on the floor. Our simple Christmas tree only needed ornaments with the numbers on them. I made our number recognition practice into a Christmas dance party! When the music […]
Multiplication is something that comes up again and again and again. My memories of elementary school math revolve around the horrid timed practice tests we had to take each and every week in third grade. So that’s why, for my kids’ sake, I want to make sure that use hands-on multiplication review activities and games […]