Exploring the properties of three dimensional shapes is fun for all ages! Because kids are introduced to 3D shapes early on, you could make these together with young kids, or you could use them with high schoolers to explore more complex math. No matter how you use them, this set of foldable 3D shapes is bound to be a hit! *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which help support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure Keep Reading...

## Adding and Subtracting Integers {FREE Lesson!}

One of the most important concepts introduced in pre-algebra (or algebra) is integer operations. I can distinctly remember learning "the rules" and fun little tricks to remember them. But I also remember wondering why in the world subtracting a negative means you add! So when I saw this method to introduce adding and subtracting integers, I knew I had to try it. *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which help support the work of Keep Reading...

## June Math Problem of the Day Calendar

I know you are probably gearing up for summer and the long awaited break from school, but today I wanted to share a simple way to keep learning over the summer! This June Math Problem of the Day Calendar can be used each day for a quick 5 minutes of math to keep those brains sharp in the midst of swimming pools and sleepovers, and any other summer fun you have planned! *Note: This calendar is from June 2016. You can get a set of summer Keep Reading...

## Cut and Paste Logic Puzzles for Preschoolers

My oldest were thrilled with this set of pattern block puzzles that I shared recently (get the entire ebook of puzzles here!) and so I decided to make a simpler version for my younger kiddos. These cut and paste logic puzzles are simpler (they are only 3x3 squares instead of 4x4) but still a fun way to get kids using their logical reasoning skills, and learning shapes and colors at the same time! Materials Needed for the Cut and Paste Logic Keep Reading...

## Engaging Summer Math: Easy, Hands On & FUN Ideas

Looking for low-key ways to keep kids learning math over the summer? Find engaging summer math ideas below, including hands on practice, easy games, LEGO math and more! Ahhh, summer. A time for vacations and catching fireflies, trips to the pool and firing up the grill. While there are probably endless images and activities that come to mind when you think of summer, I'm willing to bet that doing math just isn't one of them. But the Keep Reading...

## Telling Time with The Grouchy Ladybug! {FREE!}

Last year about this time, my kids and I had a set of caterpillars that we watched form cocoons and transform into beautiful butterflies. During the process, we spent time learning about their life cycle, reading butterfly books and doing butterfly-themed math. This year, I plan to have a ladybug themed week, read more great books, and do lots of fun ladybug math! One book that is always a favorite is The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. This can Keep Reading...

## Equation Search: Addition and Subtraction Practice

As my daughter gets close to finishing her first grade math curriculum, I'm trying to find fun and creative ways to review and practice math skills. Whether it's taking it outside with sidewalk chalk, or playing a game, I like to make it challenging, yet fun. So last week I created an "addition and subtraction equation search" to help her review and practice addition and subtraction with one and two digit numbers. This is great for kids in Keep Reading...

## May Math Problem of the Day Calendar

Can you believe that May is just around the corner? Are you gearing up for the end of school? Public schools here are finished pretty early, so they are counting down the days! We are not quite there yet, however, so we're going to plow ahead to the end of May and celebrate the end of our year in early June. But it's all good! Because I have a brand new May math problem of the day calendar to squeeze in some daily math challenges! Similar to my Keep Reading...

## Sidewalk Chalk Jumping Maze Math Challenge

After buying a huge box of sidewalk chalk (like, the second the weather showed signs of warming up), I began brainstorming ways to use it for outdoor learning. Obviously, my kids use it to draw and create, but I also love using it for math games and fun challenges. Especially if it means getting my kids moving while increasing their math skills. ;) We had so much fun with our Skip Counting Hopscotch, I decided to set up what is called a Jumping Keep Reading...

## Earth Day Color a Fraction Pack! {FREE}

Did you know that Earth Day is coming up on April 22? I'm usually pretty oblivious to things like this, and then come up with holiday-themed ideas too late (yeah, that fantastic post on learning math with Peeps...missed it. Seriously, why was Easter so early this year?). But when I saw this cute Earth clip art, I knew I could put together a fun, Earth Day fraction math pack! These activities build on one another, offering a variety of options to Keep Reading...

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