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Math Night!

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 […]

Spring Into Math Fun!

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 […]

Fractions Often Elicit Fear Ask a random adult what area of math they find most difficult, and they are very likely to say, “fractions.” They were never comfortable with fractions as kids, and this discomfort followed them into adulthood. The pattern continues with many of today’s kids. I’ll never forget the day that my (then) […]

Mnemonics Can Be Good … or Not The use of mnemonics dates back at least to the time of Plato and Aristotle, and some people seem to think they have outlived their usefulness. While there is the potential for overuse, and they should never take the place of teaching conceptual understanding, a good mnemonic can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Math can be fun!

Making math fun isn’t really about cartoons, but if you get the joke, I’m pretty sure it will put a smile on your face. (If you don’t, go ask your favorite high school student.) For me, making math fun is about finding creative ways to help a student understand the material and its relevance. It’s […]