Social emotional learning in math for kids

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

Social emotional learning in math for kids Math is just about numbers, right? Actually, no! Math is about all kinds of things, like sorting patterns, counting plates of spaghetti, directions, and adding and subtracting doughnuts. And not only are there a whole lot of different things to teach kids in math, but there are also a whole lot of […]

Simple probability math for kids: Certain, possible, impossible

Posted on Mar 1, 2021

When we talk about probability math (no, not probably — prob-a-bil-ity), we talk about how likely something is to happen. We explore the possible vs. impossible. In other words, we use probability basics to figure out the likelihood of events occurring. Think of it as the mathematical version of fortune-telling, but without the crystal ball. In our […]

Data for kids: Teaching data organization and analysis

Posted on Feb 15, 2021

Data is a collection of information that we can sort and use to understand things, like how many shoes we own, how many kids in our family have blue eyes, and how many people on planet Earth prefer summer over winter. Every day, humans create about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data! So, whether you say day-ta or dar-tar, data organization and […]

Which way is up? Learning about direction and locations

Posted on Feb 1, 2021

Serious question: where are you? Maybe you’re cozied up on your couch in the northern hemisphere. Perhaps you’re precisely 3,333 miles from the Eiffel tower. Or maybe you’re to the left of your bookcase and to the right of your desk lamp. When someone asks us, ‘Where are you?’, we use positional language. We use directional words […]

How to sort shapes by attributes

Posted on Jan 18, 2021

Shapes are everywhere. Look down, and you’ll see fallen leaves, each with a unique shape, round beetles, and rectangular picnic rugs. Look up, and you’ll see the circular sun and fluffy clouds. Shapes have attributes, and we can use shape attributes to sort shapes. Pretty neat, huh? In this math video for kids (at the bottom […]

Patterns for kids: Start making real-life patterns now!

Posted on Jan 4, 2021

Patterns are all around us. We see patterns in real life, and if we’re extra observant, we can start identifying patterns in math. We can hear patterns, too, and when we learn the rules of a pattern, we can start making predictions. You heard it here first. Predicting patterns gives us fortune-telling powers. With a […]

Measurement for kids: Measuring length, distance, and heights, oh my!

Posted on Nov 30, 2020

So, you want to teach the kids all about comparing heights and widths? Well, we have your back. Our measuring lesson covers must-know concepts: standard vs. non-standard units, salamanders, measuring length and distance, and cows wearing funny hats. As we said, must-know concepts. Before we get into the good stuff, let’s start from the beginning. […]

Fractions

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

Fractions for kids: Learning fractions the fun way So, you know how to count things. Whole things. But there’s a whole (no pun intended) other way to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, and our introduction to fractions math video is the perfect place to begin! Actually, our fraction lesson is kind of revolutionary. Want […]

Adding & Subtracting

Posted on Nov 2, 2020

Addition and subtraction are the building blocks of math! Get ready to jump right into adding and subtracting numbers without delay! What Does It Mean to Add and Subtract? Before you get too far down the mathematical road, you can start with explaining to your students what it even means to add and subtract. When […]

Composing Numbers & Decomposing Numbers

Posted on Oct 20, 2020

Today, you can learn ways to help students and eager learners to understand two new terms. Even though these terms might be very big for little ones, you can make them understandable with this guide and the fun math video below. Our terms are composing and decomposing numbers. These terms won’t be so hard for […]