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Fun Summer Math Incentive Program

 on April 12, 2016


Now that the school year is coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about summer bbq's, sleepovers, bonfires, novel reading, and pool parties!  But what about math?  Where does math fit in?


Jenga Multiplication

 on November 27, 2016

Liven up your multiplication fact practice by transforming Jenga, a favorite household game,into the perfect math practice game.  All you need is the game and a permanent marker! 

In this multiplication version, students play the game pretty much the same as a regular game of Jenga. 

The Graph Grid Multiplication Game and Video

 on May 16, 2016

 

When it comes to explaining the basics of multiplication, many kids are thrown into the vat of multiplication facts and asked to memorize them, having absolutely no idea of what multiplication really is all about.


Multiplication War Card Game

 on May 16, 2016

Multiplication War is a card game that has been around since I can remember and, since I am now 40-years-old, that is debatably a long time.  ;)  But I'm still young next to this long-loved game.  

Card games are the fool proof way to get kids learning math because kids love to ditch the paper and pencil now and again.

Check out this quick video tutorial, or scroll down further to read the directions.  

Practice and Teach Multiplication Facts: Game with Free Printables

 on February 1, 2016

It's that time of year: multiplication facts abound and teaching and learning are in full swing.  Check out the incredible resources at Multiplication.com, and use this free game to help kids learn their times tables!  

First of all, a little bit about the incredible resources from Multiplication.com:

Free Multiplication Stories For Kids: 2x2=4

 on February 18, 2015

It's that time of year, near and far kids are learning their multiplication facts.   

Multiplication facts are the building blocks of math, and multiplication.com has come up with a great way to teach the times tables through pictures and stories. 

This activity is perfect for all learning styles and it's FUN,  and what kiddo couldn't use a little more fun in the math department?!  

For this activity have students get into pairs or small groups.  

Trivia Crack

 on December 28, 2014

 

Playing games is a family favorite for us. And I especially love a game that teaches my children while having fun. A few months ago, my oldest daughter found the game Trivia Crack and we are all having a blast!

Best Bulletin Board Instagram Photo Contest

 on February 16, 2014

I think each of us can think back and remember that special teacher who touched our lives and sparked our interest to learn, and to pursue our dreams.

Some for their humor, some for pushing to us to our potential when it was hard and some for the way they really care for each student.  The list could go on and on!

Thank you teachers for your hard work and dedication to education!

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