2019 Summer Game #11: Treasure Hunt

Most of our card games are pretty sedentary, but here’s a game that will get your kids moving. Have you ever tried Treasure Hunt, game P6 in the Math Card Games book? Yes, there’s a game called Treasure Hunt, and it’s a ton of fun! Treasure Hunt … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #9: Percentages Memory

Like all memory games, Percentages Memory, game F46 in the Math Card Games book, is short and to the point. And very satisfying. The goal is to match common fractions with their corresponding percentages. Since percentages surround us every day, it … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #8: Gathering the Factors

My kids love to play Rummy so when I told them that this next game was similar, they jumped at the chance to play. Gathering the Factors, game F25 from the Math Card Games book, is a fun and interesting game. If you or your kids are a little rusty … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #1: Sum(mer) Rummy!

It amazes me how my kids can’t wait for summer break – and then within a week, they tell me how bored they are. As I do not want them sitting in front of the computer or TV all day, I have found that adding a few math card games to their day not only … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Problem Solving

A few years ago while on a shuttle to speak on math at a convention, I started talking to a young man next to me. When he found out I was involved in math, he said he could solve story problems as long as someone told him what operation to use. The … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Teaching Math

I’d like to take some time to discuss the science and art of teaching math. I call it a science because much research has been done into how children learn in general and especially math. I call it an art because each child is different, requiring … [Read more...]