Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fun Multiplication by 8 Spider craft to go with Charlotte's Web

Math spider craft  for multiplication by 8. Co-ordinates with Charlotte's Web, and is perfect for second or third grade. Common Core aligned.

Your students be excited to make  this spider craft that ties in with Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, and reinforces multiplication by 8!
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers,

"Your pet spider bit me!" My sister was really upset. Although I didn't officially keep spiders as pets while we were growing up, I was always friendly with them. I figured that anything that killed insects was a friend, and they really fascinated me. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cool Minecraft STEM learning project

Learn some math and engineering while playing your favorite video game. This post is not officially sponsored by Minecraft.

"Mom, thank you!" My son threw his long arms around me.

Interfering in my children's plans for playing their favorite video games doesn't always go this well. Like most tech loving families we have really struggle with how to make technology a positive part of our family's routines.

Cool Minecraft STEM learning project

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fun math anyone can do

You can do fun with math with your students. Here are 30 different math activities for preschool, elementary, and middle school.

My kids loved doing these fun math activities.

On of my very best students was deciding to go into a field that had nothing to do with physics, science, or math. It was at least the third time in three years this had happened. My heart sank toward my stomach.