I am in the small group of people who actually enjoy solving arithmetic problems. When I was young, I would doodle math problems in my notebook in my spare time. My kids, though, aren’t big fans of arithmetic, unless I can make it fun. So instead of just giving them a sheet of problems to solve,Keep Reading…

## Spring Worksheets for Kids: Rainbow Tally Marks Worksheets

One of the things I love most about spring is waiting for rain showers to end so we can try to spot some rainbows. You know how you always heard about “the end of the rainbow”? Well, it turns out there is no end. I just read the other day that the rainbow always changesKeep Reading…

## 10 Minute Math Practice with the Smartick Math App

My boys aren’t that interested in long math lessons. Actually, they’re not that interested in long lessons in any subject. (Pretty typical for 8 and 7 year olds, right?) And since my youngest son is living with ADHD, it’s a real challenge to get him to sit still for much of anything, especially math practice. OverKeep Reading…

## Life of Fred Math Books for Homeschool

When we start a new homeschool year, I’m always interested to see how my kids respond to the math curriculum I choose. Since we’re teaching kids with ADHD, I try to use various kinds of curriculum to see what works best for their attention spans and their difficulties with concentration. So when I first discoveredKeep Reading…

## Why We Love Using CTC Math for ADHD Kids

My youngest son is a bit of a challenge when it comes to teaching math. He has ADHD, so he’s super active and his attention span is extremely short. He likes math in general, but when it’s time to do some actual work, he tends to whine, tune out, and get frustrated. So I was excited toKeep Reading…

## Monster Truck Measurement for First Grade Printables

Now that we’re winding down first grade with Roo (yay!), I’ve been looking through the math objectives to make sure we touch on as many topics as possible. One of the major math concepts we still had to discuss was: measurement. For Roo, though, life begins and ends with movement. So I wanted to makeKeep 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…