Prime numbers activity

Here’s a great video illustrating how to teach children about prime numbers. I’m thinking we could draw a similar (smaller) chart on our driveway and use paper or pieces of cardboard to cover the numbers. Neat idea! I can’t seem to access the video code from my phone or I’d

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The “Exchange Change” Game

Here’s a great game for helping children learn about the value of coins. I’ve successfully used this with my daughter in the past (she’s now nearly 11), and now with my 6yr old son. I wrote out the instructions on an index card and saved it and all the coins

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Amazing new math game!

I stumbled upon the “SumStacker” iPhone app awhile back, a math game for kids, and was REALLY impressed with it! So I checked out the website of the developer of the game. Apparently the game isn’t officially out yet…still in Beta testing…But I, for one, will be keeping a close

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Math Without Words

Have you heard about “Math Without Words”??  I haven’t yet had a chance to buy this and check it out, but I am really interested in it just by what I saw on this blogpost. Check that review out to see example pages. This book is currently only available on

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Have you heard of “Finger Math”?

I have heard of it but never learned anything about it til today. I was listening to a podcast by “The Relaxed Homeskool” (found on iTunes, show #15) and heard her guest, Kathy Wentz, describing the method but couldn’t visualize it properly. So, being a very visual person, I went

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Math Salon

Now here’s a fascinating idea!! I am so going to explore this idea now! Here’s a great link with more ideas on this sort of thing…specifically on How to start a “Math Club.” I’m going to see what I can do with this idea at our local homeschool resource center!

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