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Holidays, Spring Semester

Are you looking for free New Years Math Activities to come back from holiday break and blast off the new school semester? I’ve got you covered with my favorites from all over

Manipulatives, Toys

Earlier today I posted Black Friday Amazon deals for Math Games. This post is for Black Friday deals on math toys. My post Toys For Developing Mathematical Thinking tells you more about

Fun Math or Math Fun, Games

Looking for great bargains on math games? Check out these Black Friday Math Games 2023 Amazon Deals! These are all math games I have previously recommended that are currently on sale. Another

Basic Concepts, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Homeschooling Curriculum, Math Therapy

Learn Math Fast is a series of books I recently discovered through a discussion in a Right Start Math discussion group. While Right Start Math is an amazing homeschool curriculum for elementary

Fall Semester, Holidays, Themed Math, Time of Year Activities

Looking for some free Thanksgiving math resources that practice solid computational and thinking skills in a fun and engaging way? Here are the ones I will be using. I have some for

Homeschooling Parent Resources, Intervention, Learning, Operations

Math Fact Lab is my absolute favorite website for fact practice. I love it for three main reasons: **it is strategy based and uses a variety of visual representations **it teaches division

STEM

This fall I was asked to teach a STEM enrichment class at a homeschool hybrid academy. This school has academic classes on a university model system, meaning the students meet with their

Distance Learning, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Homeschooling Parent Resources, Math Therapy

Have you ever wished there was an Orton Gillingham for math? Looking for Math Therapy but unable to find an in person tutor? Made For Math is a company that provides specialized

Basic Concepts, Learning

It’s kind of funny to me that I have had this site for over 4 years without ever writing a post about my math mantras. Recently a child said to me “You

Teaching/Tutoring

Not only do I allow elementary students to have their stuffed animals in math tutoring, but I encourage it if the child asks. I occasionally even have a real animal participating 🙂

Basic Concepts, Guest Posts

Most of my resources on this site are for parents and teachers/tutors of elementary age kids, but we all know that building a strong foundation in math starts earlier! I was very

Guest Posts, Homeschooling

Parents are math teachers too! Often when I am talking to parents about how they can help their child in math, and even homeschool if they want to, they say things like

Games

Viva Topo is a beginning strategy board game for young children (probably 4-9 age range). They must make choices to balance risk and rewards. The game has won numerous awards in Germany,

Homeschooling Parent Resources, Products, Summer

Are you a teacher looking for a one page printable list of free summer math activities to send home with your students? A parent looking for easy ways to keep your child

Homeschooling Curriculum, Intervention, Resources, Teaching/Tutoring

For tutoring middle school math, my favorite book is Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook. I also recommend this book for homeschool parents or any parents who

Games

Math Dice Junior is a simple and easy to learn addition and subtraction game for 2-4 players. A 12 sided dice is rolled along with five 6 sided dice. Players then use

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