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 […]
We are working on multiplication a little bit each week these days. I also discovered this week that my son could not remember the difference between area and perimeter! This week, I decided to give him a design challenge: plan a flower garden. It turned out to be a fun way to review area and perimeter!
We are working on yet more multiplication around here. Now that the weather is so amazing, we’ve taken some of our learning outside. This week we practiced multiplication with outdoor arrays.
Multiplication is my third grader’s nemesis this year. I remember the dreaded weekly multiplication tests from my own third-grade year. So, any way we can make practicing the times tables into a game, the better! Raisin actually helped me figure out how to make this baseball multiplication game. We use the ten-sided die and baseball equations […]
One of the things I love about my son’s math curriculum (Miquon Math) is the thoroughness with which it addresses the building blocks and relationships between different mathematical concepts. I love the emphasis on hands-on learning (such as using the centimeter rods to help grasp a concept) and, although the majority of the curriculum book […]