Learning Area and Perimeter with a LEGO Zoo

Learning Area and Perimeter with a LEGO Zoo

Sometimes concepts are best illustrated with a project. We made a LEGO Zoo while learning about area and perimeter and it was a perfect fit. This is just one of many math-related uses of LEGO bricks. It a great manipulative for both addition and multiplication. We...
Magnatile Geometry: Make 2D Shapes into 3D

Magnatile Geometry: Make 2D Shapes into 3D

Magnatile Geometry We have successfully used Magnatiles to explore 2D and 3D geometric shapes. Of course, kids are learning about all of these concepts through imaginative play with Magnatiles, but I thought we would use it as an opportunity to give names to some...
Grow Animal Math

Grow Animal Math

You know those grow animals that you put in water and watch them expand? They actually have some great uses other than becoming a bloated version of a squishy animal. Today I’ve got a quick little post about using grow animals for teaching measurement and...
Counting and More with How Many Jellybeans?

Counting and More with How Many Jellybeans?

A beautiful book caught my eye at the library the other day and about a million ideas popped into my head for how we could do some fun learning. I got the vibrant, extra large-format, How Many Jellybeans? by Andrea Menotti and picked up a bag of jellybeans at the...
Teaching Math at Home

Teaching Math at Home

There are an infinite number of ways for you to be teaching math at home. But my favorites include ideas that you really don’t have to put much effort into at all! These ideas require minimal to zero setup from you and will make math an important part of your...
Snowflake Symmetry

Snowflake Symmetry

Today I have a fun little activity using the beauty of snowflake symmetry to teach this important mathematical concept. Here’s what I used: One sheet of white paper Four 6.5 x 4.5″ cardstock sheets, the same color blue (You could obviously use any...

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