Whether you want activities for when the kids get bored, need some hands on learning for summer school or just want to keep their minds sharp, this list of Summer STEM ideas for middle school is perfect! Summer is almost here. I can almost hear the children running home so excited for summer break. That is, until a mere two weeks later and boredom has set in. To get a head start on summer boredom, I scoured the internet looking for simple, no Keep Reading...

## Fun Probability Experiment with Dice {FREE}

Probability and statistics is such a unique branch of mathematics, and one that can easily cause confusion for students. If you're looking for a fun and easy way to introduce concepts, you'll love this probability experiment! It's part of my Math+Technology Series, and will help kids explore the differences between live, simulated and theoretical probability. All you need is the free probability lesson, a die and your graphing Keep Reading...

## Analyzing Data Worksheet for Middle and High School

Do you struggle to find good examples of data to help your students learn and practice data analysis skills? The struggle is real! A data analysis lesson can encompass a lot of things, and depending on the data set, can be overwhelming for students. But in the real world, this is an important math skill, as we're bombarded with information and data all the time. So I hope today's data analysis worksheet (part of my Math+Technology series) Keep Reading...

## Fairy Tale STEM: Literature Based Math and Engineering

One of my favorite ways to make math engaging for my kids and to increase interest is to combine math with literature. There are so many wonderful children's books with beautiful illustrations, and almost any book can be used to explore math in some way. So today I'm going to share an entire collection of STEM ideas to go along with some fun and engaging Fairy Tale stories from Candlewick Press! This collection of Fairy Tale STEM Challenges will Keep Reading...

## 5 Benefits of Family Math Projects

Every once in awhile, it’s nice to take a break from the day to day math lesson and do a family math project. Math projects fit nicely at the end of a unit. And if you are teaching family math style, everyone will reach that point together. Even if you are not having your daily lessons together, you can still take advantage of the many benefits of working together on family math projects. This is a guest post from Danielle at Keep Reading...

## Algebra Essentials Resource Bundle

Before I began homeschooling my children, I was a classroom teacher. I taught in a variety of contexts and grade levels, but I always taught Algebra. Sometimes it was remedial Algebra sometimes College Algebra, and everything in between. And I loved it! But it seemed no matter what level of Algebra I was teaching, there were certain concepts that challenged kids. And these concepts were ones that I had to review or reteach, even when I was Keep Reading...

## Math Curse Extension Activities! {FREE!}

Looking for a way to extend the learning with the book Math Curse? This free pack of Math Curse extension activities is a great way to help your kids see math in real life. Math stories are such a fun way to engage kids in math learning, as well as help them see math in the world around them. Stories can make math come alive and get kids excited! One of my favorite (and highly engaging) stories is Math Curse by Jon Sciezka. This hilarious tale Keep Reading...

## Quadratic Equations Project (with FREE printables!)

One of the best ways to really learn something so that it sticks with you is to teach it to someone else. Giving students a project that gets them thinking through a mathematical process and allows them to express their creative side is always a win-win! The following example involves solving quadratic equations. A skill in Algebra that, while important, can very easily become boring and meaningless. And while I believe it is always helpful Keep Reading...