Category Archives: Problem-Solving

Family Math Night Estimation Jar Slips

We spend more time estimating with numbers than actually crunching them. Estimation Jars are great ways to help kids learn to make reasonable estimates. And to help, check out our NEW Estimation Jar Slips! Copy/paste this link to get the … Continue reading

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Family Math Night Activity: Building a Honeycomb

I’ve been wanting to try out an idea I had for our Family Math Night events and, since we were trying out our newest kit, Gellin’ with Geometry, it was the perfect opportunity. My idea was to have a project … Continue reading

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Family Math Night ‘What do you notice’ Posters

I love the idea of having at least one What do you notice? posters at our Family Math Night events.   I started it last year when I did an event at an IB school and the two teachers I … Continue reading

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Name Patterns: A Fun First Week of School Activity

Patterns. It was always a theme throughout the school year in my mathematics classes. So to kick-off patterns, during the first week of school, the students create a color pattern using their name. Then, we discuss the patterns made by … Continue reading

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Hunting for Buried Treasure: Angles and Angle Measurement

Aye, matey, it’s time to hunt for buried treasure. In this fun and creative activity, students will be designing their very own treasure map. As they design their map and hide their treasure, students will get plenty of practice using … Continue reading

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