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
Last year, the kids and I explored dyeing eggs for Easter using different foods. The results were amazing and we had so many opportunities to experiment with the process! They were able to practice their math and science skills and have lots of fun at the same time. Here is the step-by-step process for dyeing … Continue reading Experimenting with Dyeing Eggs Naturally
Math is one of those subjects that is important to keep fresh over the summer. But who wants to sit and do worksheets in the summer? We like to use math games, projects, and life skills to keep our math skills sharp. One of the best places to strengthen math skills is in the garden! … Continue reading 10 Math Skills You Can Practice in the Garden
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?