When I was a classroom teacher, the one thing I hated was trying to teach basic formulas. In most textbooks, this consists of stating the formula, telling students to memorize it, then showing them how to "plug in" all the necessary information. I don't like this approach because it doesn't give students any ownership over their learning. Plus, it usually means learning it for a day, then forgetting it. That's not the end result I'm going for. Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly freebie round up here at Math Geek Mama! Every week I share my favorite math resources, worksheets and games to make your job a little easier. Best of all? They're free! 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: How cute are these Fall counting pages from 123Homeschool4Me? I've already downloaded them for my kindergartner! I Keep Reading...