Showing posts from September, 2012

How to help a student who is behind in math

I've updated one of my old articles, dealing with helping a student who is (perhaps seriously) behind in math:
How to Help a Student Who is Behind in Math? I hope it is of help!

Equivalent fractions worksheets with pictures

A recent addition to my site free worksheets for equivalent fractions with pie images (or not... they're optional).

There are five problem types to choose from:
Two fractions are given with 2 empty pie images to color in (e.g. 3/5 = 6/10).There are 2 pie images that are already colored; the student writes both fractions.Two pie images are given, one colored in, one not; the student writes both fractions.There are 2 pie images to color, one fraction is given, one not (e.g. 4/5 = /)Problems without any visual model; the student writes the missing numerator or denominator in one of the fractions (e.g. 2/3 = /12).
Check them out! These are meant for grades 3 and 4 in the Common Core standards.

Resource for challenging problems for middle school

Want to do some problem solving? MathCounts Handbook for 2012-2013 not only includes information about their programs, but also creative and fun 300 problems to work! Answers are included as well.

You could use these problems as challenging word problems or for problem solving workouts, not only for grades 6-8, but I'm sure for high school as well, since they are (mostly) not your typical math book problems but require some thinking.

Here's the direct link to the Handbook:

If that doesn't work, go to the program's home page and scroll down to see the link to MathCounts Handbook.

Free mammoth coloring & dot-to-dot pages

Many children study Math Mammoth with this stuffed toy mammoth! You can get one at Amazon.

And here are some free Mathy the Mammoth coloring pages and dot-to-dots to download for your children:

Mathy the Mammoth coloring page 1
Mathy the Mammoth coloring page 2
Mathy the Mammoth dot-to-dot page 1
Mathy the Mammoth dot-to-dot page 2

Here are some more free animal dot-to-dot pages to download.


Math Mammoth group buy at Homeschool Buyers Co-op - 50% off

An update!

This group buy has been EXTENDED till September 10, 2012!

The traditional group buy for Math Mammoth and Make It Real Learning bundle products at Homeschool Buyers Co-op is now live - for the whole month of August till September 10, 2012.

The discount is  50% - and we already have more than 300 participants!