Starting with multiplication- Arrays activities

Arrays are a great way to introduce multiplication in grade 2 and 3. Playing with arrays will help students model multiplication as repeated addition and understand the properties of multiplication. It is very important that we help students visualize and understand multiplication early on so that we build a strong …

How to Foster a Positive Attitude Towards Math at Home

Fostering a positive attitude towards math from a very young age prepares children for success in math. Studies have found that a positive attitude toward math boosts the brain’s memory center and improves math performance. Every child can be successful in math with good teaching, coaching, practice, encouragement, and motivation. …

Why are Word Problems so important and so challenging.

Math word problems are an important aspect of mathematics and that is why they appear in every stage of learning math. They involve a lot more than just solving equations and applying algorithms.  They require good reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They help children realize the connection between …

Math Games. A valuable tool for teachers and parents.

Math games in the classroom or at home are a valuable instructional strategy that allows parents and teachers to review skills, offer more practice, promote social skills and more. Here are 10 benefits of incorporating math games in your teaching at home or in the classroom. Strategic thinking Strategic thinking is …

Mental Math Strategies

Dedicating time for teaching mental math strategies in the classroom or at home helps students become quicker and more efficient in solving equations. It improves their number sense skills and helps them identify relationships between numbers, and recognize patterns. However, we need to remember that we teach concepts first and …