Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Common Core Blues So, you thought you knew how to multiply one number by another. You even thought multiplication was easy. Then your kid comes home with “arrays” or “lattices,” and wants you to help him, but you can’t make sense of the new methods. You’ve got the Common Core blues. These days, you […]

Get a Glyph!

What’s a Glyph? If you don’t know about glyphs, you’re in for a treat and your kids with love them! Glyphs are pictures that represent specific pieces of information. They are a fantastic way to introduce students to graphical representation of data. The glyphs you see at the top of this post are what I […]

We All Lose Focus Sometimes It happens to all parents, tutors, and teachers. You’re working with a child in reading or math, and you think things are going pretty well. You’re even feeling proud of yourself … you are inspiring a child to learn! Then your intrepid student says something like, “I think Sponge Bob […]

You remember the Twister game. Someone spins and a player places his right foot on a blue circle. The person spins again and the next player places her left hand on a red circle. This continues until … everybody gets twisted. Math Twister puts a new twist, or if you prefer, a new spin, on […]