‘Math Fun’

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Dangling Doughnuts

October 24, 2014 8:00 am

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We like to get into the swing of fall by enjoying some of our favorite flavors of doughnuts- apple cider and pumpkin spice- with a unique math twist! As much as we love eating those doughnuts as they are, we like to play a fun game with them that gets everyone in a silly mood: the dangling doughnut game!

Best of Bedtime Math: Let’s Go LEGO

October 22, 2014 8:00 am

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LEGO and math fun fit together like LEGO pieces and…other LEGO pieces. So it’s not surprising that we’ve found tons (literally, tons) of brilliant LEGO creations worth writing home about. Read some of our best LEGO-themed Bedtime Math problems!

Boo to You!

October 20, 2014 8:00 am

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This Halloween season, ditch the GPS and give your kids the chance to learn about distance, measurement, estimation and other math skills by developing a Boo Your Neighbors attack plan!

Math Helps You Dig this Granola Bar

October 13, 2014 8:00 am

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As I was “digging” around my calendar, I came across a fun fact: October 18 is International Archaeology Day. Normally, I wouldn’t think twice about it, but as a family we had a unique experience with archaeology this summer and we’ve been interested in it ever since.

Math Fun with Pumpkin Seeds

October 10, 2014 8:00 am

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Pumpkin carving is one of fall’s most beloved traditions. There’s no surprise on the timing; 80% of the pumpkin supply in the US is available in October. My...

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LEGO Balloon Car

October 8, 2014 8:00 am

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Calling all race cars to the starting line! It’s time to pull out your big box of LEGO bricks to build and race with math fun in mind. You’re going to create a LEGO car that will be powered by a balloon and your own hot air. While it’s easy to construct a LEGO car, the balloon adds a twist that requires problem solving, measurement, and more.

Get Those Math Skills on Target

October 6, 2014 8:55 am

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There’s a reason the cardboard box is in the National Toy Hall of Fame. You’d be hard pressed to find a more open-ended toy. We recently turned an upcycled box into a math target game. A math target game combines two things kids universally love: a chance to throw things and a game to play. Add to that my love of upcycling items destined for the trash and a chance to build math skills and we’re right on target for a perfect project!

Ringmaster-ed Math Games

October 1, 2014 9:49 am

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Good things come in 3s: magic wishes, blind mice, and of course, the rings inside a giant circus tent. Well, here’s one more item to add to the list of terrific triplets: our new set of circus math games. So pop on your top-hat and get ready to crack the whip in case a lion gets out of line, because it’s time to enjoy some Ringmaster-ed Math.

Nuts about Math

September 29, 2014 8:00 am

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Are you nuts about math? You will be this fall after trying these nutty fun activities. Sort, measure, and estimate acorns. Best of all an easy acorn craft!

Paper Plate Weaving

September 26, 2014 8:00 am

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Thanks to fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel, most kids know that cotton is spun into thread, and thread is woven into cloth, but most kids these days have never seen a spindle or a loom in action, let alone know how to spin or weave. Most of the looms available in craft stores are the rainbow kind, but if you want to give your child a basic idea of how to weave thread into cloth, all you need is some yarn and a paper plate. Here’s a fun weaving craft that will keep kids of any age busy for hours: