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5 Classroom Icebreakers

 on August 15, 2014

The beginning of the school year can be hard.  A whole new class of new students, a new teacher and new expectations can make students a little nervous. Helping students get to know each other is a great way to help calm their nerves. 

Icebreakers the first day of school are a fun way to start the year. Here are five fun icebreakers from around the web:

1. Name Map

Cages: by Peg Kehret

 on July 18, 2014

Cages by Peg Kehret is an inspiring book about overcoming struggles and never giving up.  

I would recommend this book with two thumbs up.  I think this would be a great read aloud book for upper elementary grades.

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! 

Family Fun Month: 20 Best Family Movies

 on July 3, 2014

August is Family Fun Month!

What could be more fun after an active Summer weekend than a family movie night under the stars?!?!

We love to set up the projector in the backyard at my parent's cabin, let the kids get comfortable, pass around the popcorn and watch our favorite family movies.

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.  

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!

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.

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