Making Mathematics Fun For Kids

December 1, 2009 -- From Melissa, a parent, from Mansfield, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is all about making mathematics fun for kids. You know how dragging and perceptibly difficult math can be for kids, they tend to be intimidated by it. But now, you can spark your kids’ interest in math by making use of the free resources in this site.

Pumpkins and Place Value

November 5, 2009 -- From evelynsaenz, a teacher, from Florida, who is affiliated with the site.

Pick the biggest pumpkin you can find. Cut off the top and smell the fresh pumpkin smell. Carving a Jack O’Lantern leads into a mathematical unit study of place value that incorporates all five senses.

Counting pumpkin seeds into groups of 10’s, 100’s etc. helps children understand our decimal system and prepares them in a concrete way to understand higher level math.

Scoop out those seeds, roast them if you like and count your way into a concrete understanding of place value.

Elementary Math Games

October 19, 2009 -- From Staniel, a reader from Philadelphia, PA, who is affiliated with the site.

The site has free original math worksheets and flash cards. These are all easily printable. There are also a number of elementary level math games.

Mr. R.’s World of Math

October 19, 2009 -- From Eric, a reader, from La Honda, California, who is affiliated with the site.

This site features a variety of kid-friendly math resources, including math poems, math videos, math songs, and a 3-5th grade math adventure which is full of word problems. There is also a lesson page, where Mr. R., a math education specialist in New York City, will post lesson plans to be used in conjunction with the math poems. Mr. R. also has a link to his library that contains some of his funny non-math poems for kids.

Hero Michael Platform Math Game

August 4, 2009 -- From smarty, a parent, from Miami, FL USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Unique math game that make kids practice their addition, substraction , multiplication and division skills while they are having fun.


July 28, 2009 -- From Wayne, a teacher from Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers a daily blog about math for Elementary School, Middle School and Senior Secondary School as well as math history, math applications, math tricks and shortcuts and math puzzles and games. Each day of the week offers a different one of the seven topics. The author is a retired math teacher with 37 years of classroom experience.

Kenken at The Math Mojo Chronicles

June 14, 2009 -- From Professor Homunculus from Upstate New York, who is affiliated with the site.

Kenken is the math/logic puzzle that is taking the world by storm. It’s one of the best ways to learn critical thinking and other life skills. Although it takes about two minutes to learn the rules, it can take quite a while to learn the strategy. Get your Math Mojo working with the free video tutorials and other Kenken hints on this site.