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} Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems Task Cards

Probably one of the most important formulas for students to know, remember and feel confident using is the Pythagorean theorem. I always like to introduce it in a fun, hands on way to make sure kids understand the meaning before I present a formal definition. But then, kids need lots of practice. And since mindlessly solving problems for a or b or c with no context gets tedious and boring, why not practice with these Pythagorean Theorem Word Keep Reading...

## Real World Pythagorean Theorem Practice {FREE}

When I was a classroom teacher, my philosophy for my students was "memorize as little as possible." That may sound shocking if you are of the opinion that kids need to memorize all sorts of math facts and formulas to be successful, but it's what my high school calculus teacher taught us, and it's how I successfully earned a college degree in mathematics. Now, that is not to say that nothing needs to be memorized. There are a handful of things Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly round up of the best math teaching resources from around the web! I love searching for the best, most engaging math lessons, games and activities, saving you the time of searching! :) Do you have a fun and FREE math teaching resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Download some Fall math word problems from Corkboard Connections. This freebie includes 2 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 lessons, games and ideas I can find for teaching math in grades K-12. Have a fun and FREE resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Some of my friends shared more great math resources for K-2 this week: 4 Measurement Games from This Reading Mama Coin Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! I love finding the best math resources from around the web to try and make it easier for you to find good quality lessons and ideas. Check back each week for more fun and free math! Have a great freebie to share? Send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this fun marshmallow addition set from The Measured Mom! My kids saw this open on the computer 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...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of math teaching freebies! There are so many great teaching resources out there, and I want to help you find them! Check back every week for free resources for grades K-12! Have a fun teaching resource to share? Send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This post at Life Over C's has a HUGE list of free addition resources! There are games, clip cards, sorts and more. And I LOVE these fun number puzzles from Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Happy 4th of July and welcome to the weekly round up of some of the best math teaching resources around the web! I try to find games, activities and teaching resources that will make math fun and engaging, no matter what grade you teach! I hope you find something useful! Kindergarten-2nd: I love this cute activity form Primary Inspiration to work on sums of ten! It's easy to put together and could be used for lots of things! Count Keep Reading...