Teaching Customary Measurement: Weight


Weight can be an interesting concept to children. They love to weigh themselves, but they don’t always have a good idea of how much things actually weigh. These activities can give your child a better idea of the relationship between ounces and pounds. It can also help them develop an understanding of the actual weight of common objects. Compare Objects Start by having them

Read More »

Teaching Customary Measurement: Capacity


How many of us as adults can easily remember how many cups are in a pint? What about how many pints in a gallon? Most of us have a hard time remembering the different measurements involved in measuring capacity. So how can we help our children remember these same facts? Here are some fun ways to introduce and review the customary measurements for capacity.

Read More »

Algebra for Elementary Age Children Using Word Problems (2 of 4)

Now’s the time to begin algebra for elementary age children using word problems.  In the first post in this series, I encouraged you to introduce algebra concepts to your children at home through the use of manipulatives to solve expressions. Taking this concept one step further, you can integrate algebra, expressions, and reading through solving word problems. The ability to correctly solve word problems

Read More »

Algebra for Elementary Age Children (1 of 4)

Algebra is a concept that many parents think that their children won’t be exposed to or master until late middle school or even into high school. However, this definitely does not have to be the case because algebra for elementary age children is not only important, it’s necessary to give them an early foundation. In this series you will learn about how you can

Read More »

Customary Measurement: Length

Have you ever wondered how to introduce the units of length, weight, capacity, and temperature without just making your child memorize the customary measurements? These concepts can be fun and to learn. In this series, we will share some interesting ways to introduce and practice common measurement skills. Teaching length tends to be fun anyway because children enjoy using a ruler, but you can

Read More »

Computer Programming and Math

In a previous post on learning about angles, I briefly mentioned the use of code.org to learn math concepts.  Code.org sponsors a challenge during a week in December for children all around the world to spend at least one hour learning about computer programming.  This year code.org added additional levels with the themes of Star Wars and Minecraft. Children use Blocky Code and Java

Read More »

8 Fun Ways to Teach Number Words

One concept that children need to learn at a young age is to read their number words. This is so important not only in math (like in story problems) but also in real life. We see number words all around us every day so it is important for our children to be able to read them. Here are 8 fun ways to teach or

Read More »

Introducing Two Digit Addition

When a child starts learning to add two digit numbers, it can seem overwhelming to both the parents and the child. After all, it is a completely new concept for most children. They have been adding single digit numbers in probably many ways – using objects to count, adding on a number line, or even using their fingers. But when they begin adding two

Read More »

Fun Manipulatives for Hands On Math

We all know that math can be a pretty boring subject. We can all remember doing page after page of math problems to learn a new skill. However, in order for your child to fully understand the math they are learning, we need to make math both fun and interesting. One easy way to make math fun, especially for younger children, is to use

Read More »