Having taught high school Algebra, I can tell you that one of the most difficult concepts for students to understand is factoring polynomials. And I believe the struggle comes down to a lack of understanding of multiplication and factoring whole numbers. If students don't have a clear understanding of what the factors are for say, 24, how in the world can they find and understand the factors of 3x + 3? So today, I'm sharing a new free resource to Keep Reading...

## Multiplication Coloring Pages: Easy Practice for Kids {FREE}

Even though everyone needs a break during the summer, fun and informal learning should still continue. Our summer learning tends to revolve around the computer. I find a learning program that will have them practice their math and reading skills in a fun way. This year I have one other goal for my oldest kiddo. He has mastered skip counting, but can only solve multiplication problems by skip counting. When you are solving three-digit Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Missing Factor BINGO Game: Fun Multiplication Challenge

Are your children learning their multiplication facts? We know that it is important for children to be able to skip count and be able to answer simple multiplication answers. Another aspect of teaching multiplication is to focus on fact families, which in turn leads to finding missing factors in expressions. And this free, low-prep missing factor game is a wonderful way to practice finding missing factors. Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## Prime and Composite Numbers Worksheets: {FREE} Activity Pack

Did you know that Cicadas base their life on prime numbers? They only hatch at intervals of 13 and 17 years...which are both prime numbers. It is an odd fact, but interesting to note that prime and composite numbers can be found in other areas besides a math classroom. And today we are going to look at these interesting numbers with this set of prime and composite numbers worksheets! This is a guest post from Rachel at You've Got This Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Easy Popcorn Factoring Practice Activity

Is learning factors apart of your multiplication unit? Learning factors can seem like a tedious process, but it is an important one. This simple, but fun factoring practice activity will help kids practice finding factors. Want to add to the fun? Snack on some popcorn while you work out the solutions. ;) *Please Note: This post contains affiliate links which help support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure here.* What are Keep Reading...

## Christmas Multiplication Challenge {FREE}

Today for my "12 Days of Christmas Printables" post, I want to share a fun and easy way to practice those multiplication facts. This cool multiplication game is a little bit different because rather than requiring kids to solve the multiplication problem, they have to give the missing factor. This is a great way to reinforce their knowledge of the multiplication tables, increase fluency, as well as prepare them for division. Plus, there are Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of fun and FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! Check out all the great activities, lessons and games for grades K-12! Do you have a FREE teaching resource to share with others? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this cute donut themed math pack from Honest Homeschool! What a great way to review as you finish up the school year! And if you're looking for Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of math teaching materials from around the web! Each week I gather the best math resources I can find for grades K-12 and share them with you! Have a fun resource to share with other educators? Send me a link--I'd love to check it out! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love these number pattern block pages from Confessions of a Homeschooler! This is such a fun, hands-on way for kids to practice number recognition as Keep Reading...