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Category Archives: Math

How to Motivate Kids Who “Hate Math”

How to Motivate Kids Who “Hate Math”

I’ve students who love math, but I’ve had a lot more who say that they hate math. When kids have a mindset against math, it can get in the way of learning. It can be tough to shake an “I hate math” mentality, but it’s useful. 4 Reasons Kids Hate Math (and how to get… Continue Reading

17 Inspirational Quotes About Math For Your Classroom

17 Inspirational Quotes About Math For Your Classroom

If you’re lucky, most of your students like math and see it as fun, but if they don’t teaching math is part inspiration. To help, I’ve shared 17 reasons to love math (Have you and your class come up with others?) And to keep math fun, try these easy math games. Today, I’ve got inspiring math… Continue Reading

How To Play Easy Math Games Using Dice

How To Play Easy Math Games Using Dice

Math games let kids practice and consolidate math skills in a non-threatening and highly motivational way. You can find tons of online math games, but most of my favorite math games are decidedly low tech. You don’t need much more than a deck of cards or some dice to play many fun math games. Today… Continue Reading

17 Tremendous Reasons To Love Math

17 Tremendous Reasons To Love Math

Do you ever hear this: I hate math. Why do we have to do this? Math is boring. Math is hard. Math gets a bad rap. Parents and teachers who don’t like math can pass that attitude on to kids who then don’t like math. How we talk about and teach math matters. So how… Continue Reading

Practical, Fun Math Worksheets To Make Your Life Easier

Practical, Fun Math Worksheets To Make Your Life Easier

Are you after some more fun math worksheets and games to make your life easier? Maybe you’re teaching your kids about problem-solving or you would like to develop their number work. I find fun math games, activities and worksheets are a fantastic way for kids to practice and consolidate math skills, but in a non-threatening… Continue Reading

10 Of The Best Math Books For Kids

10 Of The Best Math Books For Kids

Oh, how I love books and reading. It’s so nice reading a book to a bunch of kids and having them completely enthralled. Using math picture books to engage kids during math lessons works exceptionally well too. I find that by using books about math it helps to break down the barrier that some kids… Continue Reading

25 Powerful, Motivating And Inspirational Math Quotes

25 Powerful, Motivating And Inspirational Math Quotes

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing many ideas to help your students develop an appreciation for mathematics. I’ve shared 21 of the best maths strategies; math tips to help improve student motivation; a fun way to review math facts; mental maths games; and other free printable math games. I always find quotes a good way to motivate and… Continue Reading

Who Else Wants Some Free & Easy Printable Math Games?

Who Else Wants Some Free & Easy Printable Math Games?

Are you ready to play some fun math games? My students love playing printable math games. They are quick and easy to prepare and just what you need to help kids practice math skills while also having fun. Here you’ll find some free math games ready to print and then play. Free printable math games Estimating… Continue Reading

What is your favorite mental maths game for kids?

What is your favorite mental maths game for kids?

Playing math games in the classroom is a fantastic way to not only stimulate students, but is also an ideal way of improving students’ number facts and number work. Last week I shared with you a fun and easy way to review math facts. We talked about mental computation, what it is and how you… Continue Reading

A Fun And Easy Way To Review Math Facts

A Fun And Easy Way To Review Math Facts

One of my goals when teaching my students math is to help them to possess a feeling of competence and comfort with numbers in a variety of contexts. Last week I shared 28 math tips to motivate and inspire your students. And I introduced the idea of a celebration of maths. We should be celebrating… Continue Reading