"Hey, Pam. The 5-year-old says you told him that there is no 15 when you count by 5's." Huh? It was 7:00pm, and the kids were brushing their teeth before bed. This is a time when the most interesting conversations tend to pop up. My husband was assisting the 5-year-old when this one happened. "Show … Continue reading Nighttime Math Talk #4

# Tag: numbers

# Play Yahtzee Now

I've said it before. I will say it again. Games and puzzles are really and truly the best way to have mathy moments with your kids. First and foremost, they allow you to spend time with each other. Then there's the math part, which can be sneaky, right? I mean, you and your kid are … Continue reading Play Yahtzee Now

# Pom Math

My children like math, but they dislike trying new foods. So, anytime I can connect math to food, there is the slim possibility of eating...even liking...something new. Pomegranates are not a common food in my kitchen, and I'll admit to being intimidated by them. That seemed good enough reason to buy a couple to see … Continue reading Pom Math

# Number Sense vs. Number Facts

Have you ever asked your child what 2 + 3 is? Or 3 + 4? Or 24 + 63? Maybe you've asked her what 2 x 5 is? Or 4 x 6? Maybe you even have a set of flashcards to organize this whole process. No doubt you know that it's very important to memorize … Continue reading Number Sense vs. Number Facts