Math is everywhere, including on the road! On your road trip this summer, take a break from the movies and sing-a-longs to build some math skills. Here are some tips and ideas to bring out the math while you drive for hours and hours and hours. Play a Math Game Playing games on the road … Continue reading Math on the Road

# Summer Math Talk: Snack Time

Research shows that talking about math with your child impacts their academic achievement in school (Berkowitz et al., 2015). One of the best things you can do as a parent to support your child's math learning is to simply ask them math questions. This builds and reinforces important pathways in their brain, encourages math vocabulary, … Continue reading Summer Math Talk: Snack Time

# 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

# Early Measurement Part 2: Length Measurement as Distance

What is the length of the crayon below? The answer is 3 inches, but many children will say 4 inches. We tend to teach measurement as a procedure: Line up the object with the zero on the ruler and find where the end of object is. This approach skips over the underlying concepts of measurement, … Continue reading Early Measurement Part 2: Length Measurement as Distance