All Blog Posts Tagged 'Math' (50)

Conversation starters for Math Common Core

Math Talk Posters Freebie- This sheet has a list of "I agree" or "I kindly disagree" statements that you can use as a guide for students to be using math talk (or really any sort of pair sharing) while working with a partner! …


Added by Wanda Collins on April 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

You Gotta Love That: 5 Math Freebies

You gotta love anything that's free... if it's free it's for me. I am ecstatic to share the following 5 math freebies with you guys!! If your students are struggling with fractions, the following games and activities will help them master this concept.…


Added by Wanda Collins on April 19, 2015 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Math Freebies

The following Freebies are courtesy of Mr. Heath. He is an awesome teacher and goes above and beyond for his Elementary students. His lessons are engaging, fun, and creative. Thank you Mr. Heath for sharing such awesome resources and best practices that will increase student engagement and transform our classrooms into 21st-Century work spaces!…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Kahoot! A Fun And Engaging Math Game

 Are you looking for a fun way that is sure to keep your students engaged?!?! Look no further.The teachers and students at my school are raving about Kahoot. Once you set up your account which takes less than 30 seconds and start playing it with your students you will see what the hype is all about. Click Here To Get Your Free Account…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 11, 2015 at 12:17am — No Comments

How to Use Monopoly To Teach Math Skills

Today is Monopoly Day!!! In 1933 the game of "Monopoly" was invented. As you know, people have put their own spin on the popular game in a variety of ways. I found some websites that…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 7, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Iditarod and Math

In honor of Jamaica Dogsled day, I wanted to share some awesome lessons that involve dog sledding. The following lessons will keep your students engaged with a real world context and they use 21st century tools for research and…


Added by Wanda Collins on March 6, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Global Shark Tracker- Motivate Your Math Lessons

I went to a workshop and learned about this awesome website: OCEARCH. It tracks sharks every move. As far as education goes, they provide lesson plans for grades 3-8. The lessons focus on the following concentration areas:…


Added by Wanda Collins on February 28, 2015 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Brain Break Activities Perfect For The Math Classroom

Click the above link for 5 active ways to practice math fluency and apply math concepts to real-world scenarios.

A special thanks goes out to

Charity Campbell –…


Added by Wanda Collins on February 8, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How Cool is This Math App?!?!?

I stumbled upon the following math app today and its super cool. I personally wouldn't encourage to totally depend on this app when doing your homework but to use it as a checking tool to see if you got the correct answer just as you would with a calculator. You also have to pay $2.99.…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 25, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Unconventional Ways to Teach Math

Before we delve into the topic of "Unconventional Ways to Teach Math," let us define what unconventional is. According to, "Unconventional is not conforming to accepted rules or standards." Therefore, when someone is taking a stand in order to be unconventional they refuse to conform to what society may deem normal. Many times we get confused with what exactly normal is. For example, we may consider a person who has piercings and tattoos all over…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Is Higher Math in Lower Grades Beneficial to Our Kids?

Speaking from a parent's point of view, putting that much pressure on a child can be somewhat detrimental because they may not be mentally ready to tackle difficult math concepts. Not only that, you are forcing them to keep up with their peers who may be more advanced. Thus, again placing unnecessary pressure on your child. According to a 2008 study…


Added by Wanda Collins on January 11, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Math in Engineering-Designing a Roller Coaster

If you are interested in designing roller coasters then pursuing a career as a Roller Coaster Engineer is the path to take.

What does math have to do with roller coasters?…


Added by Wanda Collins on December 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cooking Games-Fun Math

Papa's Donuteria is open for business in the carnival-like town of Powder Point. Serve…


Added by Wanda Collins on December 14, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Real World Math with Percents- Fun activity using Walgreens Weekly Ad

Real-Life Application:  Students will use math operations…


Added by Wanda Collins on December 7, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Top 12 Math Channels on Youtube

I have compiled a list of the top 12 math channels on Youtube:

1) Khan Academy


This is one of the most famous YouTube channels for the subject of math- the Khan Academy. Founded by Salman Khan in 2006, the Khan Academy lives by its commitment: “providing high quality education for everyone and anyone.”  This channel has over 300 videos that can help you learn…


Added by Wanda Collins on November 30, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Free Math Worksheets

Free Math Worksheets


Added by Wanda Collins on November 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Math Misconceptions from Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding

Math Misconceptions from Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding

Constructivist learning theory- Makes the assumption that students apply previously learned knowledge to new concepts learned no matter how…


Added by Wanda Collins on November 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 20 Cool Math Games

We have compiled a list of 20 really cool math games. It's hard to say which games are the best because everyone is different. However, we've all got something in common...we like to play games and stuff other people like, we usually like as well. I hope you find the following games enjoyable as much as my…


Added by Wanda Collins on October 19, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Mnemonic Devices for Math

Mnemonic devices for Math instruction is an excellent strategy for teachers who want to help their students recall important facts. I have compiled a list of ten top mnemonic devices to use with your students. However, an interesting and fun exercise is to have your students try to come up with their own mnemonic devices for topics throughout the year.

Fun Facts:

The word mnemonic…


Added by Wanda Collins on October 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Brainstorming in the Math Classroom with Graphic Organizers

I will admit , at first, I didn't think incorporating "Brainstorming" in my math classroom would benefit my students...boy was I wrong. The first day I incorporated "Brainstorming" in my classroom I was amazed at how…


Added by Wanda Collins on September 2, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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Math Limerick

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0 .


A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

Presentation Suggestions:
Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.


Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.


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