Having taught many different levels of Algebra over the years, I always have so many ideas that I want to share with you, but not always enough time to get it created and posted! So slowly but surely I'm starting to get things together and today I'm excited to share what I hope is a fun and helpful resource for Valentine's Day! This Valentine's Day Algebra practice pack covers many different skills for students to practice and review. As I Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of FREE math teaching resources! Every week I try to share fun, engaging and helpful ideas for teaching math in grades K-12. Have a great teaching resource to share? Send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Kim at Life Over C's has some really cute freebies this week! I love the idea of using goldfish with this penguin themed adding to 100 game, and these rainbow bear graphs are so cute and colorful! And Keep Reading...

## Making Absolute Value Clear (With FREE Printables!)

One of the math concepts that I have seen students struggle with the most, and yet seems so simple at first glance, is absolute value. It often seems that the only thing students ever "get" from an absolute value lesson is this: absolute value = make it positive. That is NOT, however, the definition of absolute value, and therefore, becomes the cause of much confusion as students try to apply and use absolute value in more complicated problems. Keep Reading...

## Decorate a Christmas Tree! {Number Sense Activity}

I recently wrote about a fun and simple way to increase number sense and help kids think creatively about numbers. The "Build a Turkey" Number Sense lesson was so popular that I made a similar activity for Christmas! I was so excited to create this activity, I went a little overboard purchasing Christmas clipart. So if you like this, be sure to check back throughout December for more Christmas learning activities and printables! This Christmas Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly collection of FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! Every week I share my favorite teaching ideas, games and lessons for grades K-12! Do you have a fun math freebie to share? Send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This simple Thanksgiving spin and graph is a fun way to incorporate data collection and graphing into your discussion of the first Thanksgiving! I also love these cute Fall themed Keep Reading...

## How Much Does a Pumpkin Cost? {FREE Algebra Lesson!}

For many students, the transition from math computations in the upper elementary grades to Algebra is a challenge. Suddenly, they are having to write mathematical equations and use symbols and letters rather than just numbers. (Although hopefully they have at least been introduced to some of these things prior to formal Algebra). One way to help students ease the transition and make sense of it all is by looking at real and meaningful examples. Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebies Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of FREE math teaching resources! Every week I share the best teaching materials, games and ideas that I find so that you can make math fun and meaningful! See all the past collections here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this place value pack from Smiling and Shining in Second Grade! It has 5 different pages of place value problems and comparing large numbers. I'll definitely be using this when my Keep Reading...

## Exploring Patterns in Pascal’s Triangle {FREE Printables!}

When I taught Algebra, there were lots of ways I loved to explore patterns with kids and help them make the connection between a number pattern, a table, a graph and an equation. One way we did that was by looking at fractals. Another really fun way to explore, play with numbers and see patterns is in Pascal's Triangle. The pattern known as Pascal's Triangle is constructed by starting with the number one at the "top" or the triangle, and Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebies Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of the best math teaching freebies from around the web! Every week I share fun freebies for grades K-12, so you can make math engaging for your students without breaking the bank! Kindergarten-2nd: Did you know that September 19th is "Talk Like a Pirate Day?" Have some fun with it this week with these pirate themed math games from Primary Inspiration! Includes a "I have, who has?" game as well we some Keep Reading...

## Understanding the Distributive Property {FREE Lesson!}

I distinctly remember the week in 7th grade pre-algebra that was spent learning and (supposedly) understanding the distributive property. I remember this week so vividly because, for some reason, it made NO sense to me. None. At. All. Eventually I understood what it meant, and how to use it and apply it in the wonderful world of Algebra and solving equations and working with expressions. But I never forgot how confusing and nonsensical it Keep Reading...