A Smile can improve Math Attitudes

Getting students to do well in math can start with a smile.   School is starting so let’s have an ATTITUDE CHECK! What do you say when someone says, do you like math? Do you say:   Math is Awesome!!  I love math!!!  I am a math enthusiast!!! Even if you don’t think those things you […]

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Math Practice, Drill, Baby, Drill vs Play, Baby, Play

Math Practice Makes Perfect Math Practice??  It is four in the morning and I am sitting in a hotel room in San Antonio thinking about math education and an article that I just read entitled, “Drill, Baby, Drill? Study finds worksheets, practice improves math skills more than fun stuff.”     Well, I will say […]

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12 Days of X-Math – Math games for winter break

  First Day of X-Math Supplies: MANGO playing cards, remove the MANGO cards.  In a regular deck remove face cards and have Ace = 1.  1 to 2 players. Student draws one card from the pile and sets it to the side, face up, this is your “base card”, the number on the card will […]

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