Nuts and Bolts (The Basics)

Multiplication Story and Activity for 2x7=14

 on September 30, 2015 uses pictures and silly stories to help kids remember their times tables. 

Here is an example of how we teach 2x7=14.

Here is the cute little video teaching 2x7=14:

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.

If You Hopped Like A Frog by David M. Schwartz

 on April 25, 2016

Did you know that if you scurried like a spider, you could charge down an entire football field in just two seconds. Or if you ate like a shrew, you could devour over 700 hamburgers?

If You Hopped Like A Frog by David Schwartz, is another great book to add to your math library by the same author as How Much is A Million? 

Citrus Fractions Math Activity

 on April 13, 2016

This fun project combines both math and art and can be used to teach students how we use fractions in our everyday lives. I found this idea at my daughter's school art fair!

We often think of pizza or cookies when introducing students to real life examples of fractions, but what about citrus fruits?

This project is a great way to get students minds thinking about fractions!

Multiplication Story and Activity for 6x8=48

 on March 30, 2016 is the fast and fun way to learn the times tables! Using our silly stories and pictures, students will LOVE multiplication! 

This activity will help your students learn 6x8=48 in a flash!

Have students read through this story flash card a few times that shows our funny story that will help them remember 4x8=48. 


Shape Graph Fun!

 on March 9, 2016

This fun activity will have your students graphing colorful polygons! 

Students will be asked to graph 7 different polygons. After they have graphed each one, they will name the correct polygon and write in the correct number of sides. 

Polygon Math Foldable

 on March 1, 2016


Foldables can be a fantastic way to practice math. Students can use foldables to practice math facts, math definitions and our favorite--the times tables!

In this math activity, we used a math foldable to practice polygons! 

All students need for this activity is a blank white sheet of paper, colored pencils or markers, a ruler and scissors.


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