Looking for ways to weave math lessons into your everyday life? Read about super simple home projects that teach kids math and teach essential life skills while showing your kids how to use math in real life. Home projects aren’t just for adults. In fact, when the entire family joins in, home projects create life-long memories. Including your kids in home projects has many benefits. Not only do they help with the actual project, but they can Keep Reading...

## Area & Perimeter Practice for 3rd Grade – Scavenger Hunt Activity {FREE}

Are your third graders confident with area and perimeter? Do they understand the difference? Provide fun and low-prep practice with this classroom scavenger hunt! This area & perimeter practice for 3rd grade will get your kids up and moving, while learning math. Two math topics that have tons of real world meaning and significance are area and perimeter. We see and use these all the time, though we may not always realize it. So it's Keep Reading...

## Ratio Practice: Real Life Math for 6th Grade

Looking for ways to help your 6th graders see and make use of ratios in real life? This set of camping ratio practice problems is a great way to explore and apply ratios! I recently spent an extended season living in and traveling in an RV with my family. It was a unique and fun way to explore and see parts of the country we've never seen! It was also a fun way to meet other campers and explore the great outdoors. Although we saw and did lots Keep Reading...

## DIGITAL Pythagorean Theorem Practice Problems {FREE}

One of my favorite math topics to teach is the Pythagorean Theorem. I love how practical it is and how (usually) straightforward it is once you understand what the formula means. This is key though--students must begin by understanding what a, b, and c represent and how they relate to each other. Otherwise, the formula is just meaningless letters and solving problems becomes mere guesswork. I love to introduce it with something concrete such as Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Track the Weather: Tally, Count & Graph Activity

Looking for a way to combine math & science? Explore the weather and practice skills such as tally marks, counting, graphing and more with this free weather graphing activity for grades K-2. Do you have a daily calendar time with your students? Or do you teach a unit on weather and different types of weather, seasons or clouds? This simple math activity is sure to fit right in and engage your kids in meaningful, real life math. And Keep Reading...

## Virtual Math Scavenger Hunt: Learn About Math in Nature

This simple virtual math scavenger hunt includes everything your kids need to research and learn about math in nature, using the links provided. As a classroom teacher, I was occasionally given computer lab days. This was quite a long time ago, and there were not as many online games and interactive lessons at the time, so we would sometimes use these days to complete a 'webquest.' A webquest was essentially an online scavenger hunt, and my Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Lemonade Stand Word Problems for Grades 2-4

Looking for more practice with math story problems? This set of problems uses the idea of creating a lemonade stand to sell lemonade as the basis for the problems. Understanding word problems (and understanding what the question is asking) and then knowing how to appropriately solve them is a challenge for many kids. Give them some extra practice with these Lemonade Stand Word Problems for grades 3-5! *Please note: This post includes Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Cupcake Shop: Money Math Problems

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach and practice money math skills with your kids? Look no further! This cupcake shop set of money math problems will help kids practice adding money and learn real life math skills. Plus, they'll get an introduction to adding decimals as they see different money combinations and find the total cost of each cupcake. You could even extend this lesson by baking cupcakes of your own and practicing Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Multiplying Decimals Word Problems Set

Whether our kids want to admit it or not, decimals are a part of our everyday life. And it's important that they feel confident doing basic computations with decimals. Even if they start to use a calculator, they still need to understand how to rightly apply operations with decimals to solve real world problems. If they don't know whether to multiply or add, using a calculator isn't going to help. So I hope this free set of multiplying decimals Keep Reading...

## Math in Nature: 5 Stunning Ways We See Math in the World

Have you ever stopped to look around and notice all the amazing shapes and patterns we see in the world around us? Mathematics forms the building blocks of the natural world and can be seen in stunning ways. Here are a few of my favorite examples of math in nature, but there are many other examples as well. The Fibonacci Sequence: Named for the famous mathematician, Leonardo Fibonacci, this number sequence is a simple, yet profound Keep Reading...