Fun Ways to Integrate Snacks & More into Your Math Lessons!

Fun Ways to Integrate Snacks & More into Your Math Lessons!

Math often has a bad rap, and is thought of as boring and mundane.  If we can catch younger students early, or catch the attention of our older students, to see that snack time and play time can fit into math time, we can turn their minds around about math! When the students find math fun, everyone is winning! Here are a few ideas to get you started! ...

Math U See Review!

Math U See Review!

And we’re back! Since you heard from me last my sweet baby Max was born! August 26th and 14 days late! He’s a sweetie and we’ve been enjoying time with him these few weeks! Now I’m getting back into the swing of things, and I’m excited to continue our curriculum series! In fact, I’m wearing baby Max as I type!

So, Math curriculum! What are your favorites? At Yellow Wood, we’ve been long time fans of Math U See. In this post I’ll share with you 7 reasons why we love it!

Math U See

This curriculum is just awesome! We’ve found it works for 95% of our students - whether gifted or struggling… or somewhere in between! Here’s why...

100 Board Skip Counting Fun!

100 Board Skip Counting Fun!

Hey there! Today I'm excited to share with you some great tips and tricks for making math successful! So many of the students we see at Yellow Wood struggle with math, especially with math facts or word problems.  These are a few things we do and have found helpful! 

1. 100 Board Games!

The Hundred Board is such a great resource for math! There are several ways we use this at Yellow Wood to help students gain number sense and learn to visualize the number line in their mind! This is especially great for skip counting and memorizing multiplication facts!

STEP 1:

Say you want to skip count by three's (or practice your multiples of 3). Put your hundred board in...