One of the most important geometry topics covered in middle school math is three-dimensional shapes and their nets. There's a lot to learn regarding 3D shapes-vocabulary, measurements, angles, surface area and volume, etc. But it has to start with a basic understanding of the different shapes, and what makes them different from each other, as well as two-dimensional shapes. If you'd like to start by creating these (and more) shapes with your Keep Reading...

## Summer Math Camp: All About Money!

I'm so excited to bring you the next part in my Summer Math Camp series! This week we worked on all things money: counting coins, adding money, making change, and even considered fractions of a dollar! If you've missed the rest of this series so far, we started with operations with large numbers, then worked on understanding multiplication in week 2, then discussed fractions and equivalent fractions in week 3! Be sure to check out those as Keep Reading...

## “Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland” {FREE Printable Pack!}

I am SO excited to share my newest math story activity pack! I absolutely adore the Sir Cumference books by Cindy Neuschwander. If you haven't read them, you should check them out! They are clever and witty, and teach a variety of geometry topics in a way that is fun and engaging for kids! *Please Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and help support the work of this site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to read our Keep Reading...

## Fun and Easy Three-in-a-Row Game!

I'm so excited to share a really addicting game that only takes a minute to learn, but has provided endless fun for my kids (and my husband and I, too!). It's a game called Shisima, and comes from Kenya. I'm so honored to have the opportunity to guest post at B-Inspired Mama, where I explain where it comes from, how to play, and how to make your own game board for your family! :) I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you Keep Reading...

## Adding and Subtracting Large Numbers: FREE Game!

As I shared yesterday in my Summer Math Camp post, I created this game to help the girls practice adding and subtracting large numbers. *Please note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and help support the work of this site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to read our full disclosure policy here.* All you need to play is the game board (which I laminated), a die, some game pieces (I used some from a board game we have, Keep Reading...

## Taking Math Outside: Number Line Race

To finish up our week of "Taking Math Outside," I wanted to review adding and subtracting using a number line! A number line is an important tool for solving problems and increasing number sense, and even though my daughter doesn't have much trouble adding and subtracting, I want her to understand how numbers relate to each other on a number line. It was also a good opportunity to discuss the arrows on a number line and the fact that the Keep Reading...

## Taking Math Outside: Even and Odd Number Beanbag Toss

To continue our math review using games outside, I decided to review skip counting by two's and knowing the difference between even and odd numbers. Obviously, my daughter is too young to understand that a number is even if it is divisible by two, but she does understand skip counting and how to use that knowledge to determine even or odd. Rather than simply sorting flashcards into piles of even numbers and odd numbers, I thought it would be Keep Reading...

## Taking Math Outside: Shape Scavenger Hunt

So we are wrapping up the school year here at our house, and since motivation is at an all time low (can any of you relate!?), we've been using this time to review some of the math topics from the year by taking it outside for some hands-on math FUN! First up: shape review! We spent a couple of minutes reviewing various shapes and talking about why we learn about shapes and how we use them in real life. Then, I explained how our scavenger hunt Keep Reading...

## {FREE} System of Equations Logic Puzzles!

The subject of systems of linear equations is very intimidating to most students. Especially if they have struggled to solve a single equation! It doesn't have to be scary though. I would introduce systems of equations with simple and fun puzzle challenges to ease kids in. System of Equations Activity: To help show my students that systems of equations are not all that scary, and actually quite doable, I would start by giving them a Keep Reading...

## Modeling Fractions & Equivalent Fractions: FREE Puzzles

Looking for some visual aids to help your kids see and understand fractions and equivalent fractions? This fun set of printable fraction puzzles can help show kids what fractions represent. Using puzzles was such a fun way to help my daughter practice and recognize place value, I decided to create some more fun printable puzzles! These puzzles are meant to help students understand fractions, as well as practice learning equivalent fractions. Keep Reading...