Category Archives: math activities

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 […]

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 […]

We’ve all been there. We’re trying our best to help a child with math homework and we just can’t seem to capture his attention. The lesson needs to be taught, or the homework needs to be done, but the one who is supposed to be learning and doing is interested in everything but that paper […]

I began working with Mark last summer, after he had failed the state end-of-grade (EOG) test, along with several of his classmates. Then we continued our weekly sessions after school started. Mark’s math skills and test grades have improved but I’m concerned that he may perform poorly on the standardized test again this year. I […]

Math should be fun. The trick is to figure out how to make it so for each individual student. Every child has specific interests that spark his or her intellectual curiosity, and those interests are the key. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I tutor a home-schooled nine-year-old boy who has high-functioning […]

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions, usually focused on ways to improve ourselves. How about trying something new this year? Something that can make a difference for you and your child? The idea is simple — become a partner in your child’s education. The key word is partner. Begin by establishing the intention to […]

The Holidays are a great time to incorporate math lessons into the family’s activities. The kids are out of school and most parents have at least a few days off of work. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Counting: There are lots of things to count! The Twelve Days of Christmas, the […]