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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MANGO Math March 2017 Calendar Enjoy the fun of MANGO Math’s March calendar These problems provide students with great algebraic thinking skills. Students will start to understand concepts regarding balanced equations. A student can add or subtract the same number of shape or multiply or divide by the same number or shape on both […]

Problem solving strategies or what I like to call “creative thinking activities” are a necessary component of teaching students math. It helps students expand their perspective and intelligence. Research shows that everyone can learn math to high levels. It is experiences that grows the brain, reviewing and thinking more deeply causes brain synapses to react. Believing in yourself […]

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What would you rather teach, math or creative thinking? Do you see these as two different concepts or the same concept? When I was school-aged I saw these as two very different concepts. Math was memorization, formulas and one dimensional algorithms. Give me a story problem like this: A carpenter can cut a log into […]

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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 […]

Putting the M in STEM Education What is STEM? STEM is an acronym used to reflect four key elements in education, which are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Can you name a few careers that are linked to STEM? A few that come to mind are Engineering, Architecture, Computer Programming and Chemistry, but did you […]

Mango Math is based in Seattle, WA, and we were excited to see a Seattle Times cover story last week about the surprising benefits of math learning in preschool classrooms! The story looks at South Shore PreK-8, a South Seattle school district where math learning begins early. Preschool Math Success in South Shore Understanding cardinality […]

According to the much-discussed 2010 paper “The 95 Percent Solution”by Falk and Dierkling, US young adults are actually better informed about science than their international peers, yet not because of their in-school education. Students spend less than 20 percent of their waking hours in school every year, meaning a huge portion of their learning and […]

School’s out for summer! This may be fun for the kids, but as you’ve probably heard, students suffer from “summer learning loss” during those months away from the classroom. In mathematics, they’re set back an average of 2.6 months! If you want to curb your child’s summer learning loss, and you have a road trip […]

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How can educators make math engaging, enjoyable, and educational? MANGO Math, a Common Core State Standard based curriculum, is a colorful and exciting set of manipulatives, lesson, and activities for classrooms, math centers, resource rooms and after-school programs, and much more, for grades K-8. Making Math Fun: MANGO Math Designed by educators, this supplemental program […]