Math…it’s a Workout

Math…it’s a Workout

“Your workout has to be fun.  You’re not going to stick with it if it isn’t fun.”  I hear this every time I’m in the middle of a difficult workout.  And every time I hear it I want to ‘bop’ the lady on the DVD who is guiding me through the “fun”.   It’s not always easy, but I try to get in a workout several times a week.  Unlike the opinion of Ms. DVD, however, working out is not…

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Power Packs: Building Number Sense in Grades 4/5

Power Packs: Building Number Sense in Grades 4/5

I’m excited to share with you that our Building Number Sense in Grades 4-5 Power Pack is now available.  All of our Power Packs are filled with games that teach parents strategies and tools to help their children build strong math skills. As I mentioned in an earlier post, there have been a lot of changes in mathematics curriculum and pedagogy in recent years and a lot of parents don’t feel as prepared as they’d like to be when it comes…

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The Power of the Estimation Jar

The Power of the Estimation Jar

We often think of math as the exact-answer subject.  But the kind of math that we do most often during the day doesn’t require an exact answer.  We use this particular math skill when we need to figure out how much time we need to get ready in the morning.  Or whether we have enough gas in the car to get to work. Or whether $50 is enough to cover the items in our shopping cart. The math skill we…

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Power Packs: Developing Number Sense in Grades 2/3

Power Packs: Developing Number Sense in Grades 2/3

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to share with you our new K-1 Power Pack.  We launched it a few days later at the CMC (California Math Council) Conference in Palm Springs with great success.  Educators were very excited about having games that teach parents strategies and tools that they could use to help their children build strong math skills. One of our goals, of course, is to support you in your support of parents.  These Power Packs…

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Power Packs: Developing Number Sense

Power Packs: Developing Number Sense

I’m excited to share with you the newest member of our Family Math Night product line:  Power Packs: Building Numbers Sense in grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.  These Power Packs are filled with games that teach parents strategies and tools to help their children build strong math skills.  They can be used during your Family Math Night event, as take-home math packs in the classroom, and as classroom math centers. Why Power Packs?  There have been a lot of changes in mathematics curriculum…

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