My sister does not know what a geoboard is. I was purging my homeschool supplies when I found I had not one, but 5 geoboards. 5! Why do I have 5? So I thought I would ask younger sis if she wanted one or two for her girls. And she looked at me blankly. We went through the same school system and yet I know what a geoboard is and she doesn't. How? Did they change math in-between teaching me and her? Probably. I even showed it to her and still Keep Reading...

## Simple, Interactive Division Vocabulary Booklet {FREE}

I probably should have been as intentional with each math unit, but whenever we hit our division unit there was some major vocabulary work. Division vocabulary words such as dividend, divisor, and quotient are thrown around when little ones are learning division, so a little extra help is always needed. We would work through each vocabulary word, and then begin each small group time with a quick and easy math vocabulary sort. My son is now Keep Reading...

## 8 Engaging Early Algebra Lessons (FREE)

I love Algebra. It's true, I do! I don't even mind long, tedious calculations. I love the challenge of correctly "undoing" an equation to find the solution. I love knowing I can check my answer. I love the feeling of satisfaction when I correctly solve it. This is why I spent most of my time in the classroom as an Algebra teacher. In the beginning, however, students often get hung up on some of those early foundations, making the rest of their Keep Reading...

## Using Literacy Strategies to Teach Math

There always seems to be a new debate about the best way to teach math or which curriculum is the best. I also hear often from homeschool moms who love and feel confident teaching reading, yet feel uncertain and ill-equipped to teach math. Today I am not trying to put any debates to rest or say that I have the final answer to math education questions, I simply want to share some ideas to help you wherever you are, and hopefully show that teaching Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly collection of FREE math worksheets, lessons and games here at Math Geek Mama! There are tons of free resources around the web, but it's not always easy to find them. So I do the hard work for you and share what I find here! Do you have a math freebie to share with Math Geek Mama readers? Send me a link so I can share it in the weekly round up! :) Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This fun twist on graphing is sure to make Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly collection of math teaching freebies from around the web! I love creating resources to make teaching math easier and more fun, but there are a lot of other great resources out there as well! Check back each week for more math goodness! Do you have a freebie to share with math educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This post at Smiling and Shining in Second Grade has some great ideas Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of math teaching freebies here at Math Geek Mama! Each week I share fun and free teaching materials, lessons and games to help you teach math in a way that is fun and meaningful! If you have a lesson you'd like me to share, send me a link! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: This cute partner game is a great way for kids to practice making ten! All you need is the game board, some markers and a die. Did you know that Keep Reading...

## Increase “Math Talk” with Your Kids {It’s Not as Scary as it Sounds!}

If you have children, you likely spent much of their early years talking to them and reading to them. Encouraging language development comes so naturally to the new mom. We repeat words, point out words and pictures, try to get our kids to repeat words, etc. I (and possibly many of you) even taught my kids some basic sign language so that they could communicate before they were able to verbalize their needs. We seem to know, without question, Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Candy Corn Number Puzzles!

Currently, I homeschool my older two kids (ages 5 and 6). I have discovered lately, however, that if I let my 4 year old join us for school, my son is much more willing to participate and do his school work too. And while my daughter is super excited and wants to do school with her siblings, I’m not a preschool teacher, and I don’t have many ideas or materials to use to engage her and keep her busy while I work with the others. So I decided to Keep Reading...

## Summer Math Camp Week 5: Time and Elapsed Time

Welcome to week 5 of Summer Math Camp here at Math Geek Mama! This week we worked on time problems! Telling time, adding and subtracting time, and figuring out elapsed time! It was so fun! If you've missed the rest of this series, check out each week so far {there are FREE resources each week!}: Week 1: Operations with Large Numbers-Comparing, Rounding, Adding and Subtracting Week 2: Exploring the Meaning of Multiplication and Solving Keep Reading...