One of the concepts that can prove most vexing for Algebra students in understanding the slope of a line. What does that mean? What does it look like? There are a lot of different ways to approach it, and thinking about slope lots of different ways can help students make sense of it. One way that I like to help deepen students' understanding (of any concept, really) is by comparing and sorting. This easy to use slope activity requires kids to Keep Reading...

## Pumpkin Number Bonds to Ten Cut and Paste {FREE}

One of the tools used in Singapore math is a number bond. This handy visual helps kids learn to decompose numbers, understand a part-part-whole model and makes learning subtraction easier. Because this is the curriculum I use with my kids, I create a variety of resources to use with them, which I can then share with you. One of my kids' favorites is this set of apple-themed number bond pages. So now that we're into full pumpkin mode around here, Keep Reading...

## Cut and Paste Logic Puzzles for Preschoolers

My oldest were thrilled with this set of pattern block puzzles that I shared recently (get the entire ebook of puzzles here!) and so I decided to make a simpler version for my younger kiddos. These cut and paste logic puzzles are simpler (they are only 3x3 squares instead of 4x4) but still a fun way to get kids using their logical reasoning skills, and learning shapes and colors at the same time! Materials Needed for the Cut and Paste Logic Keep Reading...