Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!

Arr me hearties! It’s Pirate Day 19th September! Let’s get into the spirit and celebrate with these easy and creative pirate ideas! If you have a child that loves pirate themes, this will also be perfect for your family any time… Pirate Treasure Hunt Ready for some pirate fun over the weekend? Send your kids onContinue reading “Pirate Themed Learning for Pirates Day!”

Using Maths Manipulatives for Learning – What are the Benefits?

“Manipulatives can be important tools in helping students to think and reason in more meaningful ways. By giving students concrete ways to compare and operate on quantities, such manipulatives as pattern blocks, tiles, and cubes can contribute to the development of well-grounded, interconnected understandings of mathematical ideas.” – Stein and Bovalino (2001) The use of manipulativesContinue reading “Using Maths Manipulatives for Learning – What are the Benefits?”

Books: Math and Science One Minute Mysteries

Everyone loves a good mystery… Now you can make learning Math and Science fun with these One Minute Mysteries by Eric and Natalie Yoder… Let your child become a super sleuth with the award-winning One Minute Mysteries series! Each mystery features real-world scenarios and takes just one minute to read. These brainteasers challenge kids to useContinue reading “Books: Math and Science One Minute Mysteries”

Math Resources: The Life of Fred – Math Books Students Will Love!

Successful kids have a strong foundation in the 3 R’s and one of the 3 R’s is R for ‘Rithmetic. Why should we be concerned about Math? Math is everywhere in our lives, from paying a bill at a restaurant to the loan installments for a new home. Many of the fastest growing careers require a solidContinue reading “Math Resources: The Life of Fred – Math Books Students Will Love!”

Math Resources: Musical Math DVDs from Rock ‘N’ Learn

Successful kids have a strong foundation in Math: Math exists in every aspect of our daily lives Most jobs require at least a basic proficiency in math, and many of the top fastest growing careers require a background in Math Good mathematical knowledge helps us make better economic and political decisions Math is a greatContinue reading “Math Resources: Musical Math DVDs from Rock ‘N’ Learn”

Educational Resources: Free Minecraft-Themed Worksheets Your Kids will Love

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably know all about how crazy kids these days are about Minecraft. And if you can’t beat them, join them. So here’s how you can turn your child’s Minecraft craze to your advantage… If your Minecraft kids need some encouragement to practice math, or if you just want toContinue reading “Educational Resources: Free Minecraft-Themed Worksheets Your Kids will Love”

Math Resources: Mathbreakers – Math Video Game

Struggling to get your kids into Math? Try Mathbreakers – a 3D exploration game for mathematics, covering core foundations for kids aged 6-12. In Mathbreakers, kids can enter a realm where math is their superpower! About Mathbreakers Mathbreakers is a revolutionary approach to grade-school mathematics that encourages children to learn Math through play. There are no worksheets or flash cards,Continue reading “Math Resources: Mathbreakers – Math Video Game”

Math Resource Books for Students – Success in 20 Minutes a Day!

Being good at Math requires understanding and practice. These Math workbooks from Learning Express are designed to do just that. Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day Whether you’re new to algebra or just looking for a refresher, Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day offers a 20-step lesson plan that provides quick and thoroughContinue reading “Math Resource Books for Students – Success in 20 Minutes a Day!”

Educational Resources from Disney

Disney has an educational website with loads of cool free resources (and some not free) covering: nature social studies language and arts math and science health and safety Disney’s Free Educator’s Nature Guide The free Disneynature BEARS Educator’s Guide includes nearly 100 pages of lessons and activities targeted to grades 2 through 6. Disney Makes MathContinue reading “Educational Resources from Disney”

Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is an online educational portal that utilises video games to approach learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills (see: Gamification in Education). By blending video game features into instructional research, Arcademic increases time-on-task and engagement in order to achieve a high rate of student learning. Arcademic offers a large selection free games that youContinue reading “Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders”