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My Sons Had Fun at Math and Science Camps

July 3, 2013 8:00 am

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camps are not only great fun, they’re the preferred type of camp for some kids. In fact, in my family, they’re all the rage. But some people are under the impression that kids only attend math and science when their parents push them to do so.

How Parents Can Make Math Fun

July 2, 2013 8:00 am

You know that our favorite way to make math fun is to cuddle and snuggle while sharing a math problem with our little ones at the end of the day, but as part of last week’s book launch celebration, we chatted with parents on Twitter via The Maker Mom’s #STEMchat about other ways to playfully engage youngsters in math.

My Ace-in-the-Hole

June 27, 2013 8:00 am

School testing in the early elementary years revealed that my son had profound strengths in math and spatial reasoning. As a writer, I was prepared to raise a budding wordsmith, but math? How could I nurture his gifts while, at the same time, camouflage my own math inadequacies?

Toe Tapping Math

June 18, 2013 7:00 am

Everyone, young and old, loves music. Music can help us communicate, music gets us moving, and music can change our moods.

Folded Paper Banners for Dia de los Muertos

October 27, 2012 8:00 am

How many times can you fold a sheet of paper? Popular myth has it that you cannot fold a sheet of paper in half more than seven times....

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Boo to You!

October 20, 2012 8:00 am

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!

Best of Bedtime Math: Pet Project

October 2, 2012 9:00 am

Pets: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Whether it’s a rambunctious Rover, rascally rabbit, or regular old rock, we’re all fond of our non-human friends. Here...

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Best of Bedtime Math: A Playful Food Mood

June 18, 2012 9:00 am

Summer doesn’t just mean snacking on fresh fruit at the playground, it also means that food can be a playground! Here are some of our favorite Bedtime Math...

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Best of Bedtime Math: Worth the Trip

June 11, 2012 9:00 am

In our last Best of Bedtime Math post, we shared stories about road trips that didn’t end well. But a lot can go right on a journey too,...

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