## Number Strings

A number string is a set of related math problems. Strings are often used in the earlier grades, but can be used in any grade, and the benefits of the strings are everlasting. Students work to solve strings using mental math strategies and then share their strategies with the class after being given time to […]

## Counting Up To 8

Counting whole numbers is one of the first fundamentals of mathematics that children learn.  Help them to understand how to count objects up to 8 with our great game, At A Snail’s Pace. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can make this fantastic octopus from Crayon Freckles.  You are just a file […]

## Technology’s Potential In Schools

The findings of the recent OECD report, New Approach Needed To Deliver On Technology’s Potential In Schools, is concerning, but not unexpected.  If computers and tablets are being used to present ‘gamified’ worksheets or as passive ebook readers, then it is not surprising that they fail to make any positive impact on students. Once upon […]

## Comparisons

Understanding comparisons is key to a kindergarten student.  This core principle lays the foundation for many mathematical concepts that will follow.  Our game, Busy As A Bee can help you illustrate this lesson.   If you don’t have a computer in class, you can make these adorable comparison alligators from PreK+K Sharing and use.  Not […]

## Adding Coding to the Classroom

Imagine training for years – decades, even – for your dream job. You choose all the right subjects, scrimp and scrape to put yourself through college. Countless hours of study, stress, working dull, low-paying jobs to get a foot on the ladder. Little by little you climb towards your goal. Once you’ve made it, all […]

## Animators Need Math

So your child thinks that they are the arty type: left-brained, creative and imaginative. They love to draw and they’re pretty good at it. With a scented marker in their hand, they are telling you that math really won’t be that useful to them. They have other careers in mind. But artists don’t make money, […]

## Fraction Games!

Fractions are a very important skill in mathematics. Unfortunately, many kids have a lot of difficulty with the concept. No worries, just check out The Monster’s Share from Matific to help your students to master fractions easily. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can create this fraction hopscotch from Resourceaholic and give […]

## Skip Counting

Skip counting builds a strong foundation for multiplication. The students can solve simple multiplication using skip counting. For example, two multiplied by four is the same as two counted 4 four times which equals eight. You can teach skip counting in many ways, and Matific has a great game, Ahoy!, with which kids can explore […]

## A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Teachers

Your students might not be ready for the big scary world of social media (though they probably think they are), but with your guidance they can still reap the benefits. Even if you’re not an avid Tweeter or YouTuber, social media is too good a teaching resource to pass up – the trick is knowing […]

## Commutative Property

The Commutative Property is very important, but sometimes can be a difficult topic to grasp. If students have trouble understanding the concept, Matific has a great episode ‘A Balancing Act’ that children can use for further practice. If you don’t have a computer in class, you can use paint as an alternative to demonstrate the […]