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Math Scavenger Hunt - Free Printable Worksheet

 on June 26, 2014

What is more fun than a Scavenger Hunt?

Running around with your siblings or friends trying to complete your list before another group completes theirs? Fun, Fun,  and more Fun!

At Multiplication.com, we are always looking for ways to help kids include math into their daily lives, while still having fun!

So, here is a great idea for you and your kids! A Math Scavenger Hunt!

GoNoodle: Quick and Fun Brain Breaks for Kids

 on July 5, 2014

​GoNoodle is a wonderful program to use in your classroom!

It is a free on-line website that allows short brain break videos for kids throughout the day! 

Using fun characters, interactive music and fun, your students will LOVE GoNoodle! Some of the GoNoodle videos even correlate with Common Core!

2048: A New App Game

 on July 3, 2014

2048 is the newest App craze! 

2048 reminds me of a cross between the 90's game Tetris and The Rubix cube! It is a great game to squeeze in a little math fun in the car or during screen time. 

This is a great game to practice adding numbers together and problem solving! At least that is what you can tell yourself when you and your kids can't stop playing!!!!!

But, let me warn you, 2048 is highly addictive! 

Whip-It Up Wednesday: Using Math to Make Blueberry Pancakes

 on June 29, 2014

There is nothing quite like a hot fresh blueberry pancake piping hot off the griddle.

The warm cakes, filled with fresh, sweet blueberries, coved with a little pat of melted butter and real maple syrup!

It's not often that I indulge in pancakes. My breakfast usually consists of hot coffee with cream...repeat.

But for a fun treat, a nice Sunday morning breakfast or if blueberries are in season, this recipe will not disappoint.  

How to Foster a Love for Learning (For Parents)

 on June 23, 2014

There is a question that looms large about education:  How do I teach my children to be life-long learners?  How do I teach them to be motivated?  How do I teach them to not separate their schooling with their everyday life, and to instead see it as a seamless proposition? 

While there are no overnight solutions or quick fixes, what if you started with this: 

World Population Day and the Math Behind It

 on June 10, 2014

Have you ever wondered how many people live on the planet right this second? 

How many people are born every hour? 

How many people have lived on Earth?

It can be mind boggling to comprehend the rate of growth!  Celebrate World Population Day on July 11th.

Summer Math: Using Homemade Ice Cream 3-Ways

 on June 10, 2014

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day July 20th.  Beat the summer heat with these fun and delicious ice cream recipes. 

Often in summer, kids tend to lose some of what they learned throughout the school year. You can avoid that by practicing with practical and fun ideas at home! Measure ingredients and double the recipes to get in some extra work with fractions and multiplication over the summer.

Make our astronaut, sorbet or ice cream in a bag. Perfect for your future astronaut or summer camp trip.

Ice Cream in a Bag

Math Problems

 on June 4, 2014

I love math problems like this! They really get your mind thinking!

Were you able to solve this one?

Here is how we solved it:

if 4=12 because 4x3=12 then each problem would be multiplied by consecutive numbers starting with 3.

  5=20 5x4=20

  6=30 6x5=30

  7=42 7x6=42

  8=56 8x7=56

then 12=132

Right On! Math Dice Game

 on May 29, 2014

Right On! is a game that teachers can play with students that will help them practice counting, number relationships, and number composing.

This game is best played at a math center with a smaller group of 4-5 students.

Each student will need to have one Blank Ten Frame, colored counters or manipulatives and one dice.

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