I love providing my kids with unique math challenges. Sometimes this means logic puzzles, sometimes mental math challenges, and sometimes it means applying math to their current interests. I want to encourage a love for the beauty of math, as well as challenge them to think deeply about what they're learning. I also want to help them see that mistakes are a necessary part of math learning. But I also want to show them that math is not always as Keep Reading...

## Brilliant Ways to Teach Math with Sticky Notes

Back to school season is upon us, and that means one very important thing: back to school sales. I am a huge school supply junkie and get so excited about the deals this time of year! Even though I'm no longer teaching in the classroom, I still stock up on things like pencils, paper, notebooks, sharpie markers, etc. But one of my favorite supplies? Sticky notes. I'm completely aware of the fact that I have more than I could ever possibly need or Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Time Concepts

I can't believe this is the last post in my series on teaching math with children's literature. (Until, of course, I decide to add to it). There are so many great books out there that we can use to engage kids and have fun with math, but for now I'm going to end with the concept of time. This list includes books that teach a history of time and clocks through the ages, books that help kids understand the concept of passing time (how long is a Keep Reading...

## The BEST Books to Teach Money Math

Few math concepts are so immediately relevant to your child as money. Every kid gets excited when they find a shiny penny, or when they begin to amass a collection of coins in their piggy bank. So teaching them not only to count up all that loose change but to spend it wisely is essential, you can teach them in an interesting way, like for the kids who are into sports this guide shows you how to research team news, form and statistics for Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Fractions

I'm continuing my series today on teaching and exploring math with children's literature. I've had so much fun collecting and reading a variety of books, and I hope this gives you some great ideas for exploring important math concepts with your kids. Today I want to focus on books to teach fractions, because obviously there is a wonderful connection between division and fractions. In fact, many of the books I included in the book list for Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Multiplication and Division

One of the greatest challenges for many elementary kids is mastering the times tables. And while there are tons of ways to make it fun, one of the best ways is to engage kids with math stories. Using books to introduce or teach multiplication concepts can help ease kids fears, as well as show them math in real life situations. And once they master the facts? Learning and understanding division is not quite so scary! So I'm excited to continue my Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Place Value and Large Numbers

It's time for another post in my Teaching with Math Story Books series! While I love exploring math concepts through stories, finding just the right books to do that can be a challenge. I have already shared some ways that math books can be used to teach math, as well as my favorite books for teaching addition and subtraction. Today, I want to share resources for another important math concept: place value. As I've shared before, there may be Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Addition and Subtraction

If you've followed my site for any length of time, you probably know about my love affair with math story books. Even though I'm a math teacher, I have always loved reading and spent my summers as a kid devouring book after book. So it only makes sense to me to combine math learning with great books! I'm beginning this series on math story books with the best books to teach addition and subtraction. I could start with something even more basic 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...

## 5 Simple Ways to Teach with Math Story Books

Making math fun and engaging doesn't need to be hard or scary. One of the best ways to draw kids in, get them engaged and excited and teach or reinforce concepts is to teach with math story books. Engaging stories can pique kids' interest, build on their prior knowledge and help them form meaningful connections. Starting next week, I will be sharing a series of book lists for teaching and exploring various math concepts. But before we get into Keep Reading...

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