Winter Games: Sum Building

Are you looking for a game that practices addition facts and uses strategy skills? We have just the game for you! Sum Building, game A70 in the the Math Card Games book, is quite a fun puzzler. It uses the Basic Number cards and is appropriately … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Development

The terms development or developmentally appropriate are frequently used, but finding good definitions is difficult. A dictionary defines develop as growing and becoming more mature or advanced. We see physical development in the young child. We know … [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...]

2018 Summer Game #4: Lowest in the Corners

We played this game, Lowest in the Corners, game P18 in the Math Card Games book, with four people ages 9 to adult. At first, I thought it may be difficult for Peter, the 9-year-old, but he had no problem catching on after we played an open-handed … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #2: Magic Squares Memory

Beth and I might have had a tussle over who got to write about this next game if it weren’t for the fact that we live about 1300 miles apart. Opps, sorry Beth, that should say “about 2092 km.” Beth's from Canada.  :)  This is her son’s favorite game … [Read more...]

Debbie on “The Perfect Curriculum”

Choosing to homeschool your child can be an exciting yet daunting task.   I was nervous – was I able to teach my kids to read? I knew that reading was the key to unlocking their ability to learn. When you can read you can learn about anything you … [Read more...]