In Teaching Math With Story Problems, we talked about why math word problems are such a powerful teaching tool and why we should think of them as story problems instead. But, what if your child still struggles with understanding how the numbers in the problem relate to each other? Then, it is time to remove … Continue reading Numberless Math Story Problems
Do you use word problems to teach your children math? They can be one of your most powerful teaching tools. But, only if we think of them as story problems, not word problems. So, what are math story problems? 'Story problems' is really another way to say math word problems, but it should totally change … Continue reading Teaching Math with Story Problems, Not Word Problems
Are you familiar with the different types of math story problems? In Teaching Math With Story Problems, Not Word Problems, we talked about how powerful math story problems can be to help children learn and understand math and how it relates to the real world. As you use math story problems into your math lessons, … Continue reading 14 Types of Math Story Problems Your Child Should Know
We have been talking in our Developing Number Sense series about how math can become hard for children (and adults!) when they have not developed good sense about numbers early on. Today, I want to talk about the four key number relationships children need to learn to become proficient with addition and subtraction. Children should … Continue reading Four Number Relationships Children Need to Learn
Math can be a difficult subject for many people. Often this is because math has been learned as a series of steps without learners understanding the 'number sense' behind what they are doing. Below you will learn what number sense is and find several articles about how to develop it in your children. This post … Continue reading Developing Number Sense in Your Children
Despite using creative exploration and number sense routines to build a child's sense of math, sometimes you still just need to practice math facts. This, of course, can get boring, especially if just using flash cards to drill the facts. Instead try one of these games to change things up and bring a little more … Continue reading Nine Games for Practicing Math Facts
When it comes time to introduce multiplication facts to your children do you have a plan? In What Order Should We Teach Addition Facts In?, I laid out a four step plan for introducing the addition facts. It is helpful to have a similar system for teaching multiplication facts to your children! There are different … Continue reading What Order Should We Teach Multiplication Facts In?
If you have been following our number sense series, you know how important it is to build the understanding of number relationships in your children. Specifically, they need to develop the skills of subitizing, one and two more or less, how to make the benchmarks of 5 and 10, and understanding part-part-whole. As your children … Continue reading What Order Should We Teach Addition Facts In?