Christmas is coming up fast, and for a lot of us that means one thing: shopping. There's always so much to buy and so many people to shop for! While this can be the cause of stress, I hope you will also use it as an opportunity to teach your kids about money. Today as part of my "12 Days of Christmas Printables" series, I'm sharing some simple Christmas-themed money math worksheets. *Please Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of the best math teaching resources from around the web! Each week, find a collection of free lessons, games and worksheets for grades K-12. Do you have a fun and FREE math resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this adorable number recognition game from This Reading Mama! Learning the numbers beyond 10 can be so tricky for some kids. Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly round up of FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! Every week I share a handful of my favorite freebies from around the web for grades K-12. I hope you find some great ideas and resources for your home or classroom! Do you have a freebie to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Work on area and perimeter with cheese crackers! This is such a cute Keep Reading...

## Silver Dollar Diner: FREE Money Math Pack

One of the last things I did with my kids before we officially began our summer break was review money. This was my son's first exposure, so I taught him each of the coins and their denomination, and began to teach him how to add coins (using some of the books in this post and play money). For my daughter, this meant putting her knowledge of money values to work. To help her practice finding the total, and work through real life examples, I Keep Reading...

## Telling Time with The Grouchy Ladybug! {FREE!}

Last year about this time, my kids and I had a set of caterpillars that we watched form cocoons and transform into beautiful butterflies. During the process, we spent time learning about their life cycle, reading butterfly books and doing butterfly-themed math. This year, I plan to have a ladybug themed week, read more great books, and do lots of fun ladybug math! One book that is always a favorite is The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. This can Keep Reading...

## 6 Little Known Benefits of Taking Math Outside

Are your kids excited each day to do math? Maybe they love math. If so, that's great! If not, I want to encourage you to find ways to make it less painful and maybe even a little bit fun. If you have a reluctant math learner, there are things you can do to help and support them. One of my favorite ways to get kids more involved and excited about learning math is to take it outside. There are so many benefits of taking math outside that I hope you Keep Reading...

## Pythagorean Theorem Lego Proof

Are you familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem? Even if you know the equation, do you know what it means? What all the letters stand for? Why it even matters? Understanding and then using and applying the Pythagorean theorem is important for students because it is so foundational. It can be applied to all kinds of right triangle problems in trigonometry and geometry and is incredibly useful in the real world to determine measurements and right Keep Reading...

## Making Math Relevant: Learning Math Through Jewelry Making

If you can engage students in the math that they're learning, they are more likely to learn it and retain it. Finding a way to actually engage them, however, can sometimes prove difficult, especially if they already have a distaste for math or have decided they are not a "math person." There are many ways to try and engage reluctant math learners, but one way that is effective as well as practical is to make math relevant. Use the topics, hobbies Keep Reading...

## Telling Time Early Math Reader {FREE Printable}

Telling time is one of the most important math skills. As you begin to help your kids learn to tell time, let them practice and experience telling time in real life. There are many ways to do this, even if you're not actually sitting at a clock determining the hour and the minutes. Have conversations throughout the day about morning, afternoon and night. Discuss what time certain events are happening, and how much time has passed. Engaging your Keep Reading...