The concept of even and odd is one of those math topics that I know, but I don’t know how I know it, you know? I know that 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are odd numbers and I know that 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 are even numbers, but I have no recollectionKeep Reading…

## Make Times Tables Fun with HoliMaths Multiplication Game for Kids!

I’ve worked on multiplication with my oldest child for years. And I mean, actual YEARS. It took a while to get her to try learning her times tables, and then it took even longer to get her to work at remembering them. After several grades, the only hurdle left was getting her to enjoy working withKeep Reading…

## Managing ADHD Math Problems with Mr. D. Math

It’s no secret that lots of kids struggle with math. And kids with ADHD who tend to have attention issues may have a harder time than most. In our family, Tigger (our oldest daughter) has been a lifelong math-hater. She just loses all interest and tries to get through it, instead of trying to graspKeep Reading…

## Sidewalk Chalk Outdoor Math Game

Now that spring is finally here and the pollen is (somewhat) subsiding, my kids have been itching to get outdoors! So it was a great time to link up with the Early Elementary Blogging Team to share some fun ideas for outdoor learning. Math has been an issue in our family, especially since several ofKeep Reading…

## 10 Math Activities for ADHD Students

If you have a child with ADHD, you might find that sitting down to teach math is…a bit of a challenge. Well, in my family, the word “challenge” isn’t quite strong enough to describe how difficult math lessons can be. Let’s try “cage match to the death”. I think that’s more accurate. 🙂 My wigglyKeep Reading…

## Fun Math Books for Middle School

I have a rising sixth grader who HATES math. I mean, she hates it. If there was a way to study only literature for the remaining seven grades, she’d be in heaven. But once numbers show up on a paper, her love for reading goes out the window. I wasn’t encouraged to pursue a mathematics-basedKeep Reading…

## Snowflake 2nd Grade Math Factors Craft

We actually had a chance of snow flurries in our forecast this week! In Georgia, that’s a huge deal. A chance of snow flurries means a state of emergency. Turns out that we didn’t actually get any snow, which was disappointing to my kids. But we kept the snowy theme going with a fun paper snowflakeKeep Reading…

## Lego Bar Graphs for 1st Grade

Roo is currently working his way through his first grade math objectives and it’s time to talk about reading and creating simple bar graphs. And what better way to learn just about any math skill than by using LEGO? I’m joining up with the Early Elementary Blogging Team to share fun LEGO activities for kids inKeep Reading…

## Improving Math Thinking Skills with Redbird Mathematics

How many of you think that you’re “bad” at math? I didn’t think I was bad at it, but I didn’t think I was exactly good at it either. I mean, I can get through it, but it’s not a pleasant journey. So, I was thrilled to get a chance to try Redbird Mathematics from GiftedandTalented.com!Keep Reading…

## Polar Animal Pattern Activity for First Grade

We’ve been having an unseasonably warm winter down South this year. But that changed drastically this week. Last week, we had highs in the 70s. This week, we woke up to 25 degrees in the morning. That’s nothing to Northerners and Midwesterners, but us Southerners panicked. 🙂 So I think it’s safe to say thatKeep Reading…

## 8 Resources for Learning the Times Tables

Are you an educator or parent with a frustrated child who is attempting to memorize the multiplication tables? Read on! Hundreds of kids have learned their times tables in an hour using a very fun & easy to understand animated video. The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that uses stories to teach multiplicationKeep Reading…

## 3 Ways to Make Math Fun for Active Learners

Do your kids move and wiggle and jump around during school lessons? Mine too! Naturally, that’s par for the course when you’re raising kids with ADHD. But there are lots of kids who don’t have ADHD and are still active learners. Here’s the problem: Teaching math generally requires concentration and wiggly kids tend to haveKeep Reading…

## Money Activities for Second Grade

Money is one of those math topics that kids generally love to learn about. They all want money, so they usually don’t mind learning how to count it. At least mine didn’t. 🙂 Since Pooh is in second grade, learning to work with money is one of our main objectives for math this school year.Keep Reading…

## Teaching Math with Math Mini Office Lapbooks

We have a small problem in our homeschool. Tigger doesn’t like math. And I’ve been so frustrated with her about it, because when she puts forth the effort, she does a good job. She just doesn’t like it enough to try. I talked about one of the hallmarks of ADHD in our review of MathKeep Reading…

## Math Bafflers Review: Introducing Logic to Kids with ADHD

One of the challenging things about homeschooling a child with ADHD is helping him or her learn to think critically. Kids who have classic ADD tend to avoid any kind of sustained mental effort, especially when the topic is challenging. And that’s my Tigger. She’s linguistically smart, but she’s not a natural at math. WhenKeep Reading…

## How I Teach Math to My Kids with ADHD

This post contains affiliate links. See our Disclosure Policy here. Hi everyone! We’re on to Day 2 of our Winter Hopscotch and we’re continuing with our theme of ADHD learning with a look at how we teach math in an ADHD-friendly way. Like with all of our subjects, we find that short lessons, movement, andKeep Reading…

## Free Snowflake Math Factors Printable Activity

Hey everyone! We’re back from a short break this week with a free set of homeschool printables that are perfect for winter learning! Tigger’s had her struggles with math over the years, so we’ve had to add a little fun to our math work to help her stay focused. This month, we decided to tackleKeep Reading…

## Learn Rounding Numbers the Easy Way

Okay, I admit it: I’m not the most patient person in the world. Which is yet another reason why I love homeschooling so much. We don’t have to meet arbitrary deadlines for scholastic progress, so I can take as long as we need to cover one topic. One of the things Tigger struggled with earlyKeep Reading…

## Ways to Teach Multiplication

I have a confession to make: I’ve been secretly terrified of teaching Tigger to multiply. She has a small aversion to math (even though she’s good at it) and that makes introducing new math concepts a bit of a challenge. I also wasn’t thrilled with the way that I was taught to multiply, which wasKeep Reading…