# Tag Archives: math activities

About a month ago I wrote about my plans for organizing a math night at a local elementary school. The event was SO much fun that I decided to share some photos. Thanks to the school staff, the parents, and the students for making it a great success! These photos represent only a small subset […]

Now’s the Time! If you’ve ever wanted to have a math night at your child’s school or homeschool group, now’s the time. This event makes a great stress reliever for students, either before or after state testing. And I don’t know of any better way to get parents involved in their children’s math education. The […]

Math in Nature It’s April, and spring has finally come to the North Carolina mountains, where I live. And spring always makes me think of math. Nature is the original mathematician, and she offers lots of fun activities you can do with your child to reinforce math skills and introduce new math concepts. Here are […]

Candy is a Great Incentive In my experience there are two things that will get the attention of even the most bored student: money and candy. The only time I bring money to a tutoring session is when I’m planning to teach how to count money. And all of it returns home with me. Candy […]

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 […]

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 […]