From single digits to carrying, these Ocean Animals Unit Study addition worksheets are perfect for your earlier elementary grades! My Thomas (8) has also used them to fix summer drain! Math is one of those things that gets better with practice, so I like to have tons of manipulatives and printables to help Tank practice, practice, practice! […]

## FREE: 29 Cool Math Games for Preschoolers

I have spent quite some time pulling together all these links, ideas, etc to help you teach your preschoolers numbers and shapes with tons of free cool math games for preschoolers! If you keep the kids having fun, they never realize they are learning! There are games below that you can play online and games […]

## Matific! App Review (NYC)

I love bringing you all the best in educational tools, whether you are a teacher, homeschooler, or parent! The educational app, Matific offers award-winning online math activities to reinforce the math lessons that K-6 students are taught in the classroom. Children play fun mini-games, called episodes, to practice mathematical concepts such as addition, geometry and […]

## 2nd Grade Math Worksheets: Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To

Thomas is in second grade and is HATING math. He has to work on addition facts and greater than/less than/equal to. He can never remember which way to turn his little alligator. So, I created these 2nd grade math worksheets to help him with greater than, less than, equal to math problems. The five 2nd […]

## Three Little Pigs: Math Activities and Freebies

When you’re teaching toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergartners, the classic story of The Three Little Pigs is a wonderful way to work on storytelling, reading, and memory. But did you know you can also use this classic tale to teach math? There are some great math activities to get you started using the 3 Little Pig Theme with […]

## Sugar Cookie Math {Valentine's Day Fun}

Math is not my favorite subject, but apparently it’s pretty important out there in the “real world”. 🙂 Of course, if you’re going to learn about math, you might as well have some fun doing it, right? Today, we’ll be learning all about math while making some tasty Valentine’s Day sugar cookies. In […]

## Multiplication Help for Your Child!

I had a request from a reader asking for my advice on helping a struggling child with the multiplication tables. As I told her, many kids struggle with it. The only way to get it to sink in is to do it continuously! Zack, my 10 year old, struggled last year and is doing much […]

## Giveaway: MathBlaster.com membership

As a mom and future teacher, I’m always interested in finding awesome teaching websites! About MathBlaster (from their website) MathBlaster.com is a futuristic online adventure packed with wacky aliens, high-tech gadgets and, of course, math! As new recruits at the prestigious Blaster Academy, your kids will play arcade-style math games and race through high-speed missions […]

## Educational Lego Ideas for Homeschooling

I have three boys so it is inevitable that I have Legos! I have never counted them, but I would guess we have over 5,000 pieces! Consequently, we have TONS of money tied up in them. I am forever looking for new ideas to keep from having to buy more. LOL! Thanks to Pinterest, the […]

## GIVEAWAY: MathiGo Fun and Educational Math App

MathiGo is an educational app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, with, you guessed it, a focus on math ;D. It’s hard to find good educational apps for kids so I was excited to give this one a try. I downloaded the app and handed it over to my seven year old daughter, who […]

## Learning Math: Why Kids Get Frustrated and What Parents Can Do

When it comes to learning math, some students do just fine. Others, unfortunately, seem to hit all the snags and pitfalls while trying to learn. Why is learning math frustrating for so many? Even those who are considered bright and hardworking have difficulty. Elementary school and high school require math and most college degrees require […]

## Math Anxiety: A Real Problem or Just an Excuse?

The thought of a math test can make even the most confident student stressed out, but for some, the feelings associated with math go far beyond garden-variety stress. For these students, a feeling of intense anxiety develops to the point where they are no longer able to think clearly. Are these emotions a real problem or […]