Welcome, TIME Readers!
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If you’ve come here from Bonnie Rochman’s article, Bedtime Math: A Problem a Day Keeps Fear of Arithmetic Away, thank you for dropping in! I have nearly 800 published posts about learning and teaching math, which can seem pretty overwhelming.
Here are a few good places to start:
- Tell Me a (Math) Story
What better way could there be to do math than snuggled up on a couch with your little one, or side by side at the sink while your middle-school student helps you wash the dishes, or passing the time on a car ride into town?
- Homeschooling with Math Anxiety Series
Our childhood struggles with schoolwork gave most of us a warped view of mathematics. Yet even parents who suffer from math anxiety can learn to enjoy math with their children.
- 20 Best Math Games and Puzzles
Arithmetic games for elementary and middle school students, and geometric puzzles for middle and high school.
- How to Conquer the Times Table
Challenge your student to a joint experiment in mental math. Over the next two months, without flashcards or memory drill, how many math facts can the two of you learn together? We will use the world’s oldest interactive game — conversation — to explore multiplication patterns while memorizing as little as possible.
I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog.