Student Success

5 Tips for Your Own Homeschool Success

 on November 22, 2014

I’ll be the first to say, as a homeschool mom in her 8th year of teaching children at home, I am no expert.  However, I’d like to think I have learned a thing or two over these years.  I am also eager to learn more and more as I gain traction on this whole gig of school at home, and hope to never feel that I've arrived.  I hope to always feel that I have room to grow, mature, and learn.   

The Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey

 on November 20, 2014

The Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey is a cute chapter book for students ages 7-10. 

Marty Malone is new 3rd grader at his school and although he excels at Math, P.E. seems to consume his day! Marty is not very good at sports and is always being chosen last to be on a team in P.E. His P.E. teacher, Coach McMillian doesn't seem to understand that students are all good at different things. Marty dreams that being good at math would get the same attention at his school as being good at sports. 

Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure

 on November 19, 2014

Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure by Sharon Morrisette is a great book to add to your classroom math library.

This is the story of Enzo, son of the Great Magician. Although everyone expects Enzo to follow in his father's footsteps, he does not like magic and just can't seem to get it right. Enzo secretly dreams of being a great Mathematician!

A Very Improbable Story

 on November 19, 2014

A Very Improbable Story by Edward Einhorn is a great book for students in grades 2-5 to teach them about the concept of probability and odds.

Geometric Cities

 on November 10, 2014

I absolutely love this Geometric Cities Art Project. Combining geometric shapes and lines to create cities allows students to see how architecture involves math. I also love the depth it creates! 

Ten Rules of Being a SuperHero by Deb Pulutti

 on October 22, 2014

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti is a fantastic book and a great way to combine counting lessons  with lessons about solid character traits in your Early Education classes!

Captain Magma and his sidekick Lava Boy bring to your students a manual on how to be the very best Superhero! Follow these 10 simple rules and you are sure to be a great superhero!

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

 on October 22, 2014

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara is the perfect Fall book for your Math Library! 

Charlie likes school, but he is the smallest kid in the class. When lining up for class, he feels little and self conscious.  

Mr. Tiffin, Charlie's teacher, wants to teach the students a lesson about pumpkins.

7 Thanksgiving Math Lessons and Ideas

 on October 20, 2014

It is so fun for students when the holidays are brought into the classroom.

Here are 7 great ways to bring Thanksgiving into your math lessons this Fall. 

1. Pilgrim Hat Counting

This fun idea and free printable templates from Wikki Stix can be used for a variety of different math skills.

Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication Boxed Number War Card Game and Free PDF

 on October 19, 2014

I kid you not when I say that a whole table of reluctant math students actually BEGGED to stay after class ended in order to finish the WHOLE page of math problems.  If you want to spark some motivation in your students, just try this assignment.  You will not be disappointed.

6 Activities for Teaching Telling Time

 on September 29, 2014

Teaching students to tell time might be a little more difficult now than it ever has been. With digital clocks and cell phones, many children may not be exposed to clocks.

But learning to tell time from a watch and a clock is still a very important skill for students to learn!

Here are 6 fun ways to help students learn to tell time from around the web:

1. Paper Plate Clock


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