Tweet Summer is a busy and fun. It’s also a time an alarming number of kids forget some of things they spent so much time learning during the school year. Here’s four easy and authentic ways you can reinforce those Math skills when you’re out and about: 1. Mall Math How many cars in the […]

Why Does My Kid Hate Math?

by Melissa on October 18, 2010

Tweet Isn’t it kind of nuts how you notice that the older you get, the more you feel like you’re turning into your mom? I don’t feel like we’re alike, but whenever we’re somewhere and someone new meets us, they’re always, like, “You guys could be twins!” It’s not because we look that much alike, […]

Tweet The emails and phone calls I received from clients and friends after last week’s post  inspired me. Many of you were worried about the fact that sometimes children over-associate with them, and assume their challenges are the same as the ones they see their parents struggle with. Throughout my years of teaching, I’ve begun […]

Tweet Now this fun multiplication learning game is one kids go crazy for. It’s so easy you won’t believe it. You need four dice to start. 1. You and your kid each hold a pair of dice. 2. Roll the dice. 3. Ask your child to multiply their two numbers while you multiply your two […]

Tweet This is a great game to teach kids a strategy for solving multiplication problems. And the only thing you need is a deck of cards! You pull the first card. You draw that many circles. Draw again and with that number you put tallies in each circle. Count the tallies and you have your […]

Tweet I had a kid invent this game because she didn’t like the multiplication game we were playing. All she did was take a piece of paper and draw a target. In the middle ring was a 6, in the next was a 4, and the outer ring had a 3.