Student Success

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, 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!

Rock-N-Roll Outdoor Math Game

 on June 25, 2014

We played this fun math game outside today.  All you need is a piece of chalk and two little stones.  Create a tic-tac-toe board and fill it in with numbers. 

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: 

DIY Home Decorating Measurement Project

 on June 22, 2014

As Earl Santee said, "It's all about the details."  No matter that he was most likely referring to the architectural structure of a ball park.  I'm using his quote today to talk about the need for a audio speaker to add more to a home space than just...."Sony Black"  I plan to teach my math student how to accurately measure and cover three sides of this speaker with some vintage 1960's wallpaper samples I bought on eBay a few years back.

Teacher Tipster on YouTube

 on June 21, 2014

I'm always looking for quality math videos because, quite frankly, they jazz up any lesson with the click of the play button.  I feel like I hit gold when I found out about The Teacher Tipster on the YouTube Channel.  He is a primary education teacher and has quite a collection of math videos for your viewing pleasure.  He is funny, resourceful, and a teacher with the kind of enthusiasm you hope your child has the privilege of learning under. 

The following is a nice sampling of the many educational videos he offers.

Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School

 on June 15, 2014

Louis Sachar has written a fun chapter book that will have your Middle Schoolers practicing math without even knowing it!

Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School is a chapter book with over 50 math puzzles and problems.

With hints and clues along the way, kids will learn to use logic, reasoning and math to figure out some really fun problems!

The Toothpaste Millionaire

 on June 6, 2014

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill is a great book for students grades 4th-6th.

Rufus Mayflower is a frugal 6th grader who sets out to make his own toothpaste to save money. Rufus creates a toothpaste that is so great and inexpensive, he decides to sell it to his friends and neighbors for just a penny more than he can make it. 

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.

Give Me Half Book and Fruit Fraction Activity

 on May 29, 2014

Give Me Half by Stuart J. Murphy is a book in the Math Start series that teaches students about Fractions.

Give Me Half follows two siblings trying to share a pizza equally. 

With easy to understand pictures and text, your students will understand halves quickly!


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