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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

Number Caps

 on September 29, 2014

I am always on the lookout for fun and inexpensive Math Manipulatives.

My daughter's teacher this year has come up with what I think is the best idea, yet!

Bottle Caps! Ask your students to bring you bottle caps of all shapes and sizes!

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

 on September 22, 2014

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is a great book to read aloud to your class! It is an excellent way to talk with students about how our words can hurt and how important it is to be kind to one another.

Chrysanthemum is about an adorable little mouse who LOVES her name. She loves that she is named after a flower. She loves to write her name, sing her name and she thought her name was absolutely perfect!

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