
Karyn Hodgens
Kids Personal Finance Educator
Elementary Math Specialist
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Category Archives: ProblemSolving
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
Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Estimates help us predict the reasonableness of an answer. Having students make an estimate before they perform the calculation, and even writing the estimate next to the problem, can help them to focus on making the numbers (and the problem) … Continue reading
Beginning Fraction Work
I’ve said it before, but it’s important to say it again…understanding fractions begins with understanding the whole and the pieces that make it up. The question below is a good way to get students to reflect on the idea that, … Continue reading
Cookie Fun Way to Teach Money, Arithmetic, and Geometry
Cookies in math class? Absolutely! This fun and engaging handson activity will get your students excited about doing math. Students will be designing their perfect cookie within the limits of a budget. They will be filling out order forms for … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Budgeting, Family Math Night, Geometry, Geometry, Grades 35, Grades K2, Money and Kids, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving, Teachable Money Moments
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Common Core Mathematics Standards Focus – Commutative Property of Addition
Making sense of and understanding mathematics is the foundation of the new Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. It is not enough that kids can compute with numbers – they must understand why those computations work. Enter Number Theory, the … Continue reading
Posted in Activities, Algebra, Algebra, Family Math Night, Grades 35, Grades K2, Number and Operations, Number and Operations, ProblemSolving, ProblemSolving
Tagged CCSS, Common Core State Standards, commutative property of addition, family math night activities, handson math, K5 math, karyn hodgens, kidnexions, number sense
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