Reading Christmas stories is a great way to get in the holiday spirit, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is at the top of my list. Add some spice (aka foundational math skills) to your holiday read aloud by sprinkling in some math talk! The guide below outlines six places in How the Grinch Stole … Continue reading Math Talk + Read Aloud Guide: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

# Category: Positive Math Environment

# Adding Math Talk to Read Alouds

Engaging in math talk with your child is one of the best things you can do to develop their early numeracy skills. It builds foundational mathematical skills and shows that math is all around us. To "engage in math talk," all you have to do is ask questions that promote mathematical thinking: How many apples … Continue reading Adding Math Talk to Read Alouds

# Halloween Math Talk

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love everything about it, from the scary movies to the candy to the trick-or-treaters. While Halloween is supposed to be scary, incorporating math into the Halloween fun doesn't have to be! Just take an activity that you're already doing and ask a few a questions that get … Continue reading Halloween Math Talk

# Summer Math Talk: At the Grill

There's just something about grilling in the summer. I love the warm evening air, the smell of delicious food, and the comfort of being with friends and family. Whether you realize it or not, there's a lot of math that goes into a successful barbeque! When it comes to feeding people, amounts and quantities are … Continue reading Summer Math Talk: At the Grill

# Adding Math to the Summer Routine

Here in Nashville, we're quickly heading towards, and the end of school is in sight. With the newfound freedom comes the question of what to do with all of the hours in the day and how to get rid of some of the energy. Perhaps your child will attend a summer camp or two and … Continue reading Adding Math to the Summer Routine

# Homework Help Part 1: Core Math

When helping your child with math homework, there's a good chance you've thought something along these lines: Doing the problem that way doesn't make any sense! If this resonates with you, you're not alone. Although the Common Core Math and its new approach to math education has been in classrooms since 2010, many parents still … Continue reading Homework Help Part 1: Core Math