Want to encourage meaningful math talk and problem solving? Try these playful problem solving challenges based on the book The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang! One of my favorite books is the New York Times Bestseller, The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang. This hilarious and interactive tale invites students to think outside the box to tackle wacky math riddles. Each challenge encourages new ways to see quantities and count objects. It invites kids to Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Pi Day Logic Puzzles | Grades 4+

Challenge kids in grades 4+ this March 14 with this fun and FREE set of Pi Day logic puzzles! Includes a grid puzzle and two sudoku puzzles. Are you excited to make math fun this Pi Day? I love finding new ways to celebrate and explore various math concepts each Pi Day: March 14. This is a great opportunity to introduce the number pi-how it's derived and how it relates to measurement-and circles. It's also a fun day to learn about Albert Keep Reading...

## Valentine’s Day Logic Puzzles for Kids {FREE}

Special holidays can be a great time to get out of your normal math routine and let your kids work on something new and different. Logical reasoning is one of those important math areas that is usually lacking in math textbooks. But supplementing your curriculum with the occasional logic puzzle is a great way to weave it in! This set of Valentine's Day Logic Puzzles is perfect for kids ages 9 and up. *Please Note: This post contains Keep Reading...

## Christmas Math Puzzles for Kids {FREE!}

I know how crazy those days leading up to Christmas break can get. The kids are ready to be done, and let's face it, teachers are usually ready to be done too! It can be hard to keep kids engaged during this time. Or maybe you teach high school and you're gearing up for final exams. What are your kids supposed to do when they've finished? Well today, I'm sharing a fun, yet challenging set of Christmas math puzzles to help your kids deepen their Keep Reading...

## Fun Thanksgiving Math & Logic Puzzles {FREE}

Ahh, that day before Thanksgiving break. Classes are short, so there's no time to give a test, but you're about to go on break (and you know kids won't be reviewing math) so you can't teach something new. How can you plan your time so it's not wasted?? How about some fun, yet challenging Thanksgiving math puzzles? This set of logic and Sudoku puzzles will help your kids work on their logic and critical thinking skills. *Please Note: This Keep Reading...

## Multiplication Card Game the Whole Family Will Love

One of the most frequent questions I receive from parents is, "How can I help my child learn their multiplication facts and make it fun?" This is a valid question! Though I am a huge advocate for conceptual, inquiry based math instruction, I also believe that fluency is important. Knowing the multiplication tables forwards and backwards will set kids up for success and less frustration in higher levels of math. But that doesn't mean hours of Keep Reading...

## Which Number Doesn’t Belong? Math Challenge

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...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly collection of free math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! Each week I share the best free resources from around the web for grades K-12. Do you have a FREE math teaching resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: These simple number bond cards are a great way for kids to practice finding the missing part! There are lots of other fun ideas in this Keep Reading...

## How to Raise Logical Thinkers and Why it Matters

Have you ever seen the show, The Office? Well, there's an episode in which one of the main characters, Michael Scott, is driving according to the directions given on his GPS. At one point, the GPS instructs him to turn right. Rather than following the road as it bends to the right, rather than watching the map that shows the slight right, rather than applying any sort of logic at all, he turns immediately to the right and drives his car into a Keep Reading...

## Hands on Logic Puzzles for Kids!

I am so excited to share my newest resource with you today! If you're looking for a fun activity to keep your kids from being bored this summer, a simple activity for a math center in your classroom, or something to keep the kids busy on rainy days, you will love this book of hands on logic puzzles using pattern blocks! This book is jam packed with everything I could think of to make it a great learning experience for kids ages 4-9! *Please Keep Reading...