Math teaching in this country has become atrocious. Somehow a culture of thinking math problems come in clean, neat, drill and kill form is mastery. Math comes to us in real life in words, and images. It is messy. Creative and critical thinking skills that come in simulations and games teach children how to solve real world problems. In most cases, no one right answer exists. Instead, an array of answers exist each with positive and negative aspects. Depending on the needs of the time determines which answer could solve the problem. Best Practices Because of the number of students, […]
It was a sad day when I learned that a water pipe had burst sending thousands of gallons of water through my two younger children’s school, leaving the old building of the school in shambles. The library was full of wet books, the office and the cafeteria where a few places in the school I had heard were full of water and showing signs of damage from the water pipe bursting. I literally cried. Yes, I am an emotional lady these days, but this is a school I went to as a child, the old part of my children’s building […]
I am a big fan of keeping the learning going during off school time, meaning Summer vacation and school vacations my kids are learning in a fun way. Scholastic Printables really helps encourage parents to have a resource of learning sheets for kids to use both during school year and during off school time. Whether you are looking for third grade math worksheets or other age groups from Pre-K to 8th grade you will find printables that offer various options to encourage your child’s brain to keep working. Taking the extra time to assist your child to excel in school […]
For those with iPads I know that you are usually on the look out for interesting or fun apps for the kids as well as yourself. Today I am sharing an app called The Math Mage which allows kids to challenge their parents in the area of math. Now, I have a daughter who excels in school but this year she is being provided with math problems closer to her skill level which means this year she is being challenged. An app to challenge my kids minds more but in a fun way is certainly something I would try out! […]
As a mother who enjoys working with her children to teach them skills they not only need for life but for school as well I am excited to offer all you iPad owners out there a cool app called Math Easy HD. Many people will agree that math is used in all areas of life, it is one of those skills you really should learn, lucky me my children are all really good in the area of numbers but this app will help you all work moving forward and maybe even help your children find a love for math! Math […]
You know it was recently brought to my attention, that maybe many people who enter blog giveaways don’t realize how a winner is chosen. I wanted to take a moment to explain how I choose a giveaway winner and how most other bloggers do as well. When a giveaway submission comes through to me first I find out if I am going to charge my giveaway fee for hosting it or receive the same or similar product package in exchange for hosting said giveaway. I then wait to receive whatever form of compensation I will be receiving and if a […]
I was always advanced in school and as a way to share my knowledge I would often reach out to my younger sister and attempt to assist her in the areas of study she wasn’t quite able to work on. My sister didn’t like having her big sister tutor her and now I wish we had known about online tutoring back in those days because she would have been able to get assistance with math problems, which wasn’t her best subject area. I can’t believe there are so many ways to get school tutoring assistance online, you can even get […]
Two giveaways have ended and here are the winners, chosen using Random.org: POM Wonderful Surprise 115 entries, lucky entry number 24 was chosen by Random congrats to: Monique Rizzo Flaunt Fiercely T-Shirt 41 entries, lucky entry number 12 was chosen by Random, Congrats to: Marci Email was sent to each winner and they shall have 48 hours to respond with shipping details so that I may forward along to the sponsors.
Today is the ending of a great giveaway. Two lucky entrants are going to be the proud new owner of a SpinBrush Pro Clean Sonic toothbrush … winners chosen using Random.org Winner # 1 – Random number is 133 … Winner is: Winner # 2 – Random number is 80 … Winner is: Congrats! Didn’t win? Enter my other great giveaways happening NOW.
I had a giveaway end last night for Charles J Orlando’s book called “The Problem with Women … Is Men” and here is the winner chosen by random, using Random.org: Congrats!! You will have 48 hours to respond to my email to confirm winning! If you didn’t win this time check on out my other giveaways and be certain to keep your eyes out I have another one coming later this week!