I am a very visual learner. Whenever I am facing a word problem of any kind, my initial reaction is to draw a picture. Even if it is a fairly simple problem and I think I already know how to solve it (or even already know the answer), I will almost always still draw a picture. While this is an especially useful strategy for visual learners, I believe that problem solving by drawing a picture can be helpful for any student! -->Pssst! Do your Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round-Up!

Welcome to my weekly round up of math freebies from around the web! I hope you find something useful! If not, let me know, I'll try to point you in the right direction! :) Kindergarten-2nd: Check out this post from Pink Polka Dots and Pre-K! She shares 5 different counting practice freebies including the frames above and some cute puzzles! Get some extra practice with place value with this cute activity from The Groovy Keep Reading...

## The King’s Chessboard Problem {Free Printables!}

Today's math story problem is a classic problem that is seen in the book: The King's Chessboard by David Birch Similar to The Lion's Share, this classic folktale teaches important lessons on character and the dangers of pride, while also presenting a fascinating mathematical problem. When a King forces the wise man to choose a reward for his service, the man says he simply wants one grain of rice for the first square on the chessboard, then Keep Reading...

## 4 Reasons Teaching Math Vocabulary is Vital

Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks via Compfight cc (Text added) There were many reasons why I opted to major in mathematics rather than history, art history, or English (although let’s be honest…I never really considered majoring in English.). One of the main reasons, however? Math doesn’t require reading and writing. Just numbers and problem solving. That was my thinking anyway, as I jumped into my freshman year. And to some extent, I Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round-Up!

It's that time again! A weekly round-up of the best math freebies! Hope you find something useful! And if you have something to add, shoot me an e-mail! :) Kindergarten-3rd: Another fun and low-prep resource from This Reading Mama! These clock playdough mats for telling time practice would be fun for kids just learning time, or as a review for older ones! If your kids are learning about coins, this is a great activity to help them Keep Reading...

## Math-U-See {Review!}: Primer Level

Here at our house, my sweet, precious, eldest daughter is wrapping up Kindergarten. Now that we have completed the entire Math-U-See Primer curriculum, I thought I would write a review to let you know what I think. *NOTE: This post is NOT sponsored or affiliated with Math-U-See in any way, and I am not being compensated for this review.* The basic philosophy behind Math-U-See is to build understanding of math concepts by starting from a Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Time for our weekly round-up of math freebies! I hope you find something helpful! Kindergarten-2nd: I just LOVE these pattern block mats from This Reading Mama! A great way to incorporate reading and writing into a math activity, as well as encouraging creativity! Work on addition and subtraction with these adorable cowboy and cowgirl clip cards! Laminate for durability to use over and over! 3rd-5th: If your kids need Keep Reading...

## The Lion’s Share: Lessons and Printables!

I am SO excited to share my newest math story resource with you! If you have not already, please check out the book, The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott. The Lion's Share It is a wonderfully simple and yet math packed story about a lion's hospitality and an ant's good manners. Not only will your kids explore exciting math (fractions, patterns and multiplication), they will learn an important lesson about the dangers of pride and Keep Reading...

## From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Our Plans for the Week {And FREE Math Worksheets!}

This week we will be learning first hand just what takes place when a caterpillar makes the transformation into a butterfly. To say my kids are excited is a bit of an understatement! ;) Although I don't usually have a theme for the week, with all the excitement surrounding our new critters, and the excitement to get outside and explore, I decided this whole week would be butterfly themed. First, we have a wonderful stack of books from the Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Here are some of the GREAT math freebies out there that I thought you might find useful! Let me know if you have anything to add to this list! :) Kindergarten-2nd: These cute dinosaur themed math worksheets make practicing early math skills fun! This download includes 15 pages of dinosaur fun! This blueberry muffin math set is so cute! These 5 pages of printables can help teach or reinforce a variety of early math topics such as Keep Reading...

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