Home School Tips

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?


Decimal, Fraction and Number-of-the-Day Worksheets

 on February 29, 2016

 

An everyday routine of number exploration in the classroom can be a very positive activity to incorporate.  Taking time to compare and contrast different numbers and their place in this world can give students a lot more confidence as they go about their daily math lessons and can help answer questions students may not realize they have.  

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. 

Multiply by 9 Using Your Hands Video and Worksheets

 on November 9, 2016

Have the nines times tables got you down?  Never fear!   Try this cool hand trick to find the answer to your 9's multiplication problems every time.  Plus, it's a fun trick to show your friends.  You can print the free worksheets, watch the video tutorial, and see some cool graphics--all designed to the 9's times tables easier for you!  

1,000 Superhero Capes at WHO

 on June 21, 2016

Last week, I had a chance to talk with hundreds of parents who homeschool their children.  Multiplication.com had a booth at the Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) Convention last week.  What a blast!

I came armed with 1,000 Multiplication Superhero capes to give away.  Before the two day event was over, I had given out ALL of the capes.  YES... 1,000 superheroes!  The convention exhibitor hall was a sea of kids in red capes.

The Math in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

 on May 27, 2016

The combination of reading and math is always a fun way to sneak in some whole learning! This can be a great activity to complete during the school year with a whole class, or a fun way for parents to fit in a little learning with their kids in the summer!

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.  

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