## Multiplication Games

One of the best way to teach multiplication is with games, be they virtual or physical.  One of our third-grade episodes, A Spinning Table, lets kids pull a lever and WHOOSH!!!!!  Some of the numbers fly off as the table spins.  Students are asked to fill in the missing numbers, a fun way to reinforce their multiplication […]

## Engage Your Students By Engaging Their Senses

The best tools for learning come pre-installed: the senses. But of the five traditionally recognised senses, only sight, hearing and touch are regularly engaged in classrooms – and those often in isolation. This jars with our normal experience of the world, where multiple senses are engaged simultaneously to process information. The senses are our open […]

## Four Teachers Who Changed Education (And The World)

Confucius (551 – 479BC) “Life is limited, while learning is limitless.” Considered the first professional teacher, Confucius – and his famous sayings – left an indelible mark on the world. In his time, his reputation was so great that potential students traveled from all across China to study under him. Over 3,000 students passed through […]

## Long Lasting Effects of Math Anxiety

Parents like myself, who thought that they have washed their hands off math homework on the last day of high school, will be saddened to know that incomprehensible math is once again their problem. And, if you believe social media, the situation is far more dire than it was in our day, largely due to […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]