Spring is in the air… which means SUMMER is right around the corner!
Planning summer activities that are not only fun for kids but that also keep their minds engaged (and prevent the dreaded “summer slide”) can be a challenge… which is why I’m thrilled to share a super fun new program to help!
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HUGE congratulations to the US Women’s Soccer team for this afternoon’s semifinal victory over France! Whenever there are inspirational stories that capture the nation, the former teacher in me can’t help but wonder how I would use them as learning opportunities – old habits die hard I suppose! I was thrilled to come across this [...]
The following post is from the Pajama Projects blog. Written by a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom, Pajama Projects shares fantastic tips and ideas for teaching young children through innovative and fun at-home activities!
We love the way this creative mom took “The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle” and made it an age-appropriate math challenge for her [...]
The following post is by Dawn Morris, whose blog Moms Inspire Learning focuses on resources and strategies to inspire lifelong learning, reading, and leading. A former CPA, Dawn changed careers and earned an M.A. in Childhood Education and now shares her passion for teaching kids to embrace a lifelong love of learning!
The following is an [...]
The Ontario Mathematics Olympiad, (OMO) is an annual mathematics competition featuring teams of the best grade 7 and 8 math students from across Ontario. This year’s Olympiad featured 124 students (31 teams of 4) who completed 4 contests, one of which included a logical thinking challenge featuring specially designed Chocolate Fix puzzles!
The following guest post [...]
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day!
As a former teacher who grew up idolizing her teachers, I truly, truly believe that our teachers are the hardest-working, most wonderful people in the world… and am thrilled to have an official day on which the celebrate all the fabulous educators out there! In case you don’t hear it [...]
Press Release: April 9, 2010
Renowned game and puzzle manufacturer, ThinkFun Inc., is proud to announce the release of Rush Hour for the new Apple iPad. Rush Hour for iPad is the latest addition to the suite of Rush Hour apps available across a wide range of mobile platforms. The new iPad [...]
To bring global attention to autism, a disorder that affect tens of millions, the United Nations has declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day to encourage early diagnosis and intervention.
In the spirit of raising awareness (and a nod to my undying allegiance to Red Sox Nation!), I’m sharing a recent article in which Curt Schilling, [...]
This post is courtesy of Lisa Kosanovic, a Math Teacher at Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Massachusetts
*Note: The GridWorks game referenced here is the precursor to the current Chocolate Fix game!
I teach high school math in the sixth poorest community in the nation, and for us, math class is too often about passing our [...]