## Multiplication facts

When students struggle with multiplication facts, solving complicated problems (like for example finding common denominators to add fractions) becomes hard. When they use most of their working memory on simple calculations they have little mental space left for understanding new concepts. Students start learning the multiplication facts in grade 3 …

## MERRY CHRIS-MATH

MathCurious recommends! Check out our favorite Math Games and spread the love of Math this Christmas. Christmas fever is back and everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for their family and friends. At MathCurious we believe in toys/games that help develop skills and encourage learning. We put together a …

## Learning Fractions

What makes fractions challenging for students? I recently came across a few articles about teaching fractions and realized that educators and parents share the opinion that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. Learning the various fraction operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying) …

## 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 …

## Play and Learn with Dominoes

Dominoes are great for practicing math and they should be in every primary class as they are an excellent tool for primary students to use. They are also a useful tool for practicing at home. There are many activities you can do using dominoes to model decomposition of numbers and …

## Problem-Solving Strategies

There are many different ways to solve a math problem, and equipping kids with problem-solving strategies is just as important as teaching computation and algorithms. Problem-solving strategies help students visualize the problem or present the given information in a way that can lead them to the solution. Problem-solving strategies 1. Create …

## EdTech Review -SPLASHLEARN

Splash Math, now Splashlearn is one of our favorite applications for reviewing math concepts and keeping students engaged. Below are 12 reasons why we think that Splash math is one of the best math applications for grades k-5. Splashlearn is a well- designed app that offers engaging material and makes …

## Differentiating Math Instruction

Differentiating math instruction In a typical classroom of 25 students a teacher will find a variety of academic needs. Different academic needs means different abilities in the understanding of math concepts and different learning styles. Therefore, the instruction needs to be organized and adjusted to meet all the students’ needs …

## 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 …

## Games and Activities to practice Mental Math strategies.

Teachers and parents can turn mental math strategies into games by adding a time limit or a competitive element. Play is a powerful learning tool and practicing a strategy with a game makes math more interactive and fun. The following are some examples of activities you can do with students …