What it’s like to be an elementary school teacher – Part 11

A National Board Certified Teacher explains what an educator’s life is really like. The series is a value-added collection of Best ClassAntics Posts EVER! Each post explains something about a teacher’s life and links to ClassAntics posts with relevant teaching tips.

Part Eleven: We are miserable when our class has trouble with math

Teachers get very upset when their class has trouble with math.  We consult with colleagues, search for resources, and look deep within ourselves to find ways to make the math lessons stick.

Seriously, we spend A LOT of time thinking about math.  This is probably why ClassAntics has so many posts on the subject.

Summer slide, the yearly decline in skills during vacation, affects every academic subject.  Making up the deficit and math can be quite challenging.  A series of posts provide tips for teachers and parents to help kids build math skills.

Beat Summer Math Slide: Estimating

Beat Summer Math Slide: Rounding Numbers

Beat Summer Math Slide: Place value

Beat Summer Math Slide: Five tips for Multiplication

Multiplication really is an important skill, and teachers employ many, many techniques to teach it.  Every child learns differently, so a host of methods are needed to reach the class.

I developed award-winning resources for teaching multiplication.  Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! won the prestigious Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom.    It covers everything from memorizing facts to How to introduce two digit multiplication.

My Best Multiplication Songs EVER! has won multiple awards.  I love to encourage students to  Sing Multiplication Songs During Transitions

School districts provide textbooks and workbooks, but these are rarely sufficient to teach every mathematical concept.  Teachers have to look elsewhere.  We find fun games for our class to play during computer lab time.  Good examples are found in the posts on FREE Online Resources to Practice Rounding Numbers and Online Resources to Teach Money Math

We find printable practice sheets at sites like The Math Worksheet Generator and Dad’s Worksheets: my favorite math resource for parents and teachersFREE Four quadrant graphing characters worksheets let kids practice this often dull skill by creating fun pictures of their favorite characters.

We make math fun with games like Secure the perimeter! and More than a Math Bee—The Math Smackdown.  We buy flash cards and Learning Wrap Ups – great for basic math facts!

Every year, students struggle with place value.  My students made a breakthrough when I developed The Comma Method for Reading Large Numbers.  Sometimes I have to write my own worksheet to teach a concept.  Here is one example: Place Value & Addition: Adding 10, 100, 1000 FREE Worksheet.

We try to incorporate math into other subject areas.  Science is an obvious one, but did you know math and poetry can play nicely together?  Here is a fun lesson: April is Poetry Month: Math Poem and Worksheet.


 

Money Math Games: Kid-tested Favorites from Mrs. Sullivan’s After School Group

This tip comes from ClassAntics readers.  Mrs. Sullivan and her after-school group emailed me saying that ClassAntics posts helped them during their unit on counting money and good saving habits.  The group found an excellent website that provides access to many Money Math resources.

The website is called Wise Stock Buyer: Grow Your Nest Egg.  Much of the site is dedicated to investing tips, but a special section covers Math and Money.  The resources it links to are very helpful.

Click here for the complete list.  Below are some of my favorites:

Dollar Dive: An arcade game where you try to load up your ship with the required amount of money before the Sea Monster gets the ship.  From US Mint.gov, so you know it’s safe and allowed in most districts.

Do You Have Enough Money?  A simple game that asks if you have enough money to buy a certain item.   This site is good because kids need experience dealing with pictures of money, not just money.  It’s not always so easy to tell the coins apart.

Pocket Change: A Moment of Edutainment: This is a really good but simple game that challenges you to make a certain amount of money with a certain amount of coins.  You see this prompt on standardized tests.  The pictures of money are really clear and easy to understand.  Kids will have to get used to the Kennedy half dollar.

Counting Money: This demonstration from Harcourt School Publishers asks students to count money from pictures of coins and type the amount.  This is a good choice for computer lab time or for a whole-class demonstration using a projector.

The One Dollar Store: Drag coins to the box so you can pay for items at the dollar store.   The site has a kid-friendly look to it.

Cash Out: You run a cash register at a store.  Your task is to give change.  Different levels let you choose whether the game gives you hints, or whether you have to figure the amount of change from the purchase price.  If you take hints, the game is basically a test of whether you can gather the right coins.   If you don’t take hints, the game lets you practice the counting up method of making change.

Money Flash Cards: A simple game that has you figure out how much money is there.  This game uses paper money as well as coins.

Thank you again to Mrs. Sullivan and her after school group.  Your tips will help many kids and teachers!

Posted in Academics,Math,Tips for Teachers by Corey Green @ Mar 6, 2013

 

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! wins Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award

Big news! Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! has won a prestigious award: Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom. Teachers’ Choice is the only award program in the educational market judged exclusively by teachers, and it carries the most weight. Companies like Lakeshore Learning, Disney Education, and TREND vie for it each year. Products are evaluated based on criteria most important to teachers and students: quality, instructional value, usability, innovation and relevance to curriculum.

Here are some comments from the panel:

How did judges use the book?

In the classroom, I used the pages presented in the book as a way to show my students the patterns that are presented in multiplication. I also was able to differentiate my instruction because each fact sheet has a similar look to the others. Therefore the students were able to grow at their own pace because they received sheets specific to their own needs without being embarrassed about their progress.

I used this as my lesson plans, because the book showed the best way to teach the multiplication skills and it gave tips on each of the facts.

The students not only were able to fluently memorize their facts but they were also able to apply them in the word problems presented in each section. The product helped to build self confidence and the students were encouraged to make progress by the fun animal characters.

I love this book! It provides great scaffolding to allow students to master their multiplication facts and then carries through and allows them to apply those concepts in word problems. The best part is that it splits the facts up into four levels of increasing difficulty. It give tips to the kids to help them when answering facts and has several pages to practice each fact. Finally, at the end of a level it provides a comprehensive review and then a test to allow kids to test their fluency.

This product is a great tool to use in the third grade classroom just as it is. No modifications need to be made.

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!Would judges recommend the book to a colleague?

I have already shared the book with my colleagues and would recommend it to others that are teaching multiplication to their students.

I would recommend this to a colleague because it is teacher friendly and approaches multiplication in a systematic way. It is easy to use to help students. It scaffolds instruction.

I would absolutely recommend this product to other teachers in third grade and beyond. It is perfect for any student who needs to work on fact fluency. The word problems are all real-world problems and the long multiplication would be a challenge for more advance students who could work out of the same book.

I would recommend this product to my coworkers. It’s engaging for students, presents information in several ways which helped to reach my struggling students, and the order the facts are presented helped my students succeed.

Learning® Magazine is brought to you by the same folks who produce The Mailbox, a perennial teacher favorite for ready-to-use activities and ideas. Click here for a complete list of the Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award winners.

Buy Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! now.

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Jan 21, 2013

 

FREE Four quadrant graphing characters worksheets

Four-quadrant coordinate grid graphing was never so fun!  Your students will love creating graphs of famous characters as they practice this tricky skill.

Click here to access graphing worksheets of your students’ favorite characters.   Some examples:

A separate site has a great Spongebob Squarepants.

Too difficult for your students?  Have them work up to the challenge by practicing Math-Aids.com’s leveled four quadrant graphing puzzles.  There are three levels, based on the number of points to plot.  Go still more basic with one-quadrant ordered pair worksheets, the most commonly seen level in elementary standardized tests.

Math-Aids.com is an excellent math worksheet generator that provides leveled practice in every math skill under the sun, at every level an elementary school teacher will need.  Click here to read a previous ClassAntics post extolling the benefits of this site.

Posted in Academics,FREE Worksheets,Math by Corey Green @ Nov 26, 2012

 

FREE online resources to practice telling time and reading a clock

Reading a clock and telling time are difficult skills for many students.  Online games and resources make practice fun.

Click here for a previous ClassAntics post on telling time pitfalls and how to address them

Online manipulative clock: Here is an online clock that you can manipulate to show your students how a clock works.  Ask them to pay particular attention to how the moving minute hand advances the hour hand.  Students don’t understand that at 6:30, the little hand is halfway to the 7 and that by 6:50, it’s almost at the 7.

My favorite clock game: This one has no bells and whistles, just a good solid multiple choice clock game.  I like it because you can work up by level: first telling time by the hour, then half hour, then quarter hour, then five minute increments.

Clock shoot: the most fun telling time game!  It has 3 levels and the students love it!

Elapsed Time Games

Best for teaching: an elapsed-time game that is almost like having a manipulative clock and a tutor.  The game shows one analog clock and instructs the student to do tasks like “show what time it will be in 20 minutes by moving the hand on the second clock.”

Elapsed time matching game:  Match something like “5:00 am to 2:00 pm” with “9 hours 0 minutes”
Challenge!  Elapsed-time online quiz
Another fun elapsed time online quiz

Good luck!  I hope you and your kids have a great time!

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Jul 20, 2012

 

FREE Online Resources to Practice Rounding Numbers

Rounding numbers is a tricky task for most students.  Here are some computer games that liven up practice of this essential skill during the summer months.

First, make sure your child has a good sense of place value.  Many students who struggle with rounding also struggle with place value.  They won’t get better at rounding until they know it.

Here are three ClassAntics posts to help you teach place value:
Beat Summer Math Slide: Place Value
Place Value & Addition: Adding 10, 100, 1000
The Comma Method for Reading Large Numbers

Next, have your child practice rounding to the nearest ten.  Students will make quick progress at this, especially if you show them the Rounding Hill diagram.  Encourage your child, but don’t’ get too excited—because troubled times are likely on the way!

Round to the nearest 10:
Basic but effective rounding game  (Scroll down for the game.)
Seashell Rounding

Now students can round to the nearest 10, 100, etc. in larger numbers.  This is where it gets difficult, because kids who could round 28 to the nearest ten have trouble rounding 128 to the nearest ten.  They need lots of practice and a good sense of place value.

 Round to 10s, 100s, etc. in larger numbers:
Many rounding games in one place: (Follow the link, then scroll down for the games.)
Rounding flashcards

Another basic but effective rounding numbers game

Finally, practice with rounding to the value of the underlined digit.  That’s the format most often used on standardized test, and this game will help students practice:

Round to the value of the underlined digit

 Happy rounding!

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Jul 13, 2012

 

Why kids struggle with telling time and reading a clock

A National Board Certified Teacher explains common pitfalls in telling-time lessons and suggests resources that address students’ difficulties.

Telling time is a very difficult skill for many students.  When you see this breakdown of common pitfalls, you’ll understand why kids struggle.  I offer hope for frustrated teachers, parents and tutors by suggesting resources that can help.

No familiarity with analog clocks: Today’s kids use digital clocks—and their parents grew up with them, too.  Your students will have to practice, practice, practice.  The online manipulative clock will help you teach because it shows digital and analog.

Not knowing 5s times table: It’s hard to quickly read the clock if you can’t look at the 7 and think “35.”  Kids really, really need to know their 5s.  That’s why first and second graders have such a hard time reading a clock, and third graders finally break the code.  Hint: practice your 5s with the Best Multiplication Songs EVER! and FREE Best Times Tables Practice EVER!

Confusion over a quarter: Students hear the word “Quarter” and think “25” because they are used to working with money.  You will have to stop, do a fractions lesson, then show how a quarter of 60 is 15.  Good luck with that; it’s always a tough lesson!

Pie wedge fractions diagrams: these visual aids help because the pie shape echoes the clock shape
Quarter hour time worksheets from DadsWorksheets.com
Basic fractions worksheets can help

Big hand/little hand confusion: With practice, kids figure out that the big hand is minutes and the little hand is hours.  I tell them that “minutes” is a longer word; think longer hand.  At least it’s something for the mind to wrap itself around.

The online manipulative clock will address big hand/little hand confusion.   Even better is a set of individual manipulative clocksso the students understand the gear workings better.

If you buy just one manipulative clock, make it a big clock.

Reading the hour incorrectly:  Kids have trouble grasping the concept that the hour hand moves gradually from one hour to the next as the minute hand makes its way around the clock.  Students don’t understand that at 6:30, the little hand is halfway to the 7 and that by 6:50, it’s almost at the 7.

Again, the online manipulative clock or real-life manipulative clocks will really help.
Printable telling time clock faces let you put several examples under the document camera.

Writing the time incorrectly:  There are as many ways to mess this up as there are students.  My all-time favorites are “7:5” for “7:25” and “5:12” for “5.00”

Telling time on the clock worksheets will help.

When students can do draw the time on the clock worksheets, they really show they understand how to tell time.  Also, some kids who can’t seem to write the time correctly might get a little better when they see that 7:5 is NEVER used to mean “7:25.)

Good luck!  As with all skills, mastering clock-reading takes time.

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Jul 6, 2012

 

Best Multiplication Products Win Tillywig Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that my math products, Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!  and Best Multiplication Songs EVER! are Spring 2012 Tillywig Brain Child Award Winners (Books and Audio Categories).

“Everything you need to help kids master multiplication can be found within these [workbook] pages! Loaded with examples, hints, tips, and playfully designed worksheets, this workbook is strongly geared to how kids think and learn… If you’re looking for a systematic, comprehensive, highly-organized curriculum that makes learning (and teaching) multiplication fun and easy, you’ve just found it! “

“Kids often struggle with their multiplication tables, but it doesn’t have to be that way… This [CD] is also a wonderful tool to use along with the Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! … An engaging, fun, spirited approach to learning something every one of us needs to know!”

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!Click here to learn more about the workbook, the CD and the FREE software you can download for addition and times tables practice.

About Tillywig: Tillywig’s mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products available in today’s marketplace.

Evaluation criteria and process: a Tillywig award winner is one determined by the Tillywig testing team to have high entertainment and/or educational value. During the evaluation process, products are used by a number of testers in an observed focus group format. In the final evaluation of any product, comments from observers are integrated with feedback from testers. Testers and observers come from all walks of life and a broad range of ages. When assessing these values, Tillywig focuses on evaluating many factors, including:

Ease of First Use
Clear, easy-to-understand instructions and product design are key factors in creating a positive initial experience.

Replay Value
It was fun the first time out, but will it be equally or even more enjoyable over a period of weeks, months…years?

Quality/Appearance
Does it look and feel well-made? Is it something retailers would be proud to have on their shelves, a parent would be proud to give as a gift? Is it, from all appearances, built to last?

Social Interaction/Fun Factor
Products that effectively promote a high level of face-to-face playful interaction receive a high rating from us. If participants laughed out loud, so much the better!

Creativity
Does it inspire creativity during use/play? Does this product actively fuel the imagination?

Thought Processes/Motor Skills
Does it encourage new ways of thinking or promote physical development?

Weighting of Criteria
If the product appears to be an educational product, then factors relating to learning and development are more heavily weighed.

Thank you, Tillywig!

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Jun 29, 2012

 

Place Value & Addition: Adding 10, 100, 1000 FREE Worksheet


Here is a FREE worksheet on adding 10, 100, and 1000 written by a National Board Certified Teacher.

Most people would be surprised at how much difficulty students have with place value in general and with adding 10, 100 and 1000 in particular.  To us grown-ups, it seems simple: find that digit in the number and change it to the next digit up.  For kids, this is often a challenge.  If they can set up the equation, they’ll do okay—unless they line up their numbers incorrectly!

Cumulative review programs like Mountain Math try to address this by having the students add 10, 100 and 1000 to numbers with each session.  However, it’s up to the teacher to actually explain the process.

Click here for my worksheet that teaches a method for adding 10, 100 and 1000 and gives students practice problems.  I hope both the teaching method and practice problems help you and your students.

Posted in Academics,FREE Worksheets,Math by Corey Green @ Jun 4, 2012

 

April is Poetry Month: Math Poem and Worksheet

Original poem, FREE poetry worksheet!

In honor of Poetry Month, here is a FREE poetry reading comprehension worksheet written by a National Board Certified Teacher’s…little sister.  The worksheet and poem are very good!

My sister wrote “Math” to help my students with their poetry reading comprehension.  It is an adorable poem about a romance that blossoms in math class.  Really, it’s a shame that she wrote it just for the worksheet.  I hope you and your students enjoy the math puns and the genuine emotion in the poem.

Click here for the worksheet and read on for the poem!

Math

Your obtuse manner isn’t helped
By your acute smile,
And you’re a total square
From your toes to your hair roots.

I’m sorry, but you + me
Just doesn’t equate.

A simple problem, to which there are
Not one, not two, but
No solutions.

Still, you made point after point
While I kept feeding you the same lines.

Then, when
I couldn’t make ends                            meet
And my life was

                                    Decaying

                                                             Exponentially

            And there wasn’t a ray of sunshine to be had,

You were the only real number
I could call.

It all started to add up:
As I dialed your number,
All sines pointed toward you.

Posted in Academics,FREE Worksheets,Fun With Literacy,Math by Corey Green @ Apr 19, 2012

 

Online Resources to Teach Money Math

Teachers know it: money math is difficult for many students.  This has been true a long time—after all, money math relies on decimals, fractions, and a firm grasp of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  I think today’s kids have an even harder time with it because so many transactions now are done with credit or debit cards, so there are fewer opportunities to touch and count money.

Here are some online games to help your students with money math.

Counting coins

This game is perfect for figuring out which coins you need to make a certain amount. I wish I’d found it during our money unit this year. The kids would have loved it!

The next level up is to look at a group of coins and figure out how much money it is. One of my students had trouble with that skill, and this game might help.

Making Change

I think making change is the ultimate money-unit challenge for students.  Kids can get through a standardized test by just subtracting, but they are so proud when they master the skill of making change by counting up.

This making change game lets you click on pictures of coins to make change. It’s fun!

This one is also good. It has more of a fun, cartoon kind of look. Unfortunately, that also makes the coins a little harder to recognize.

Here’s another making change game.

Money Math Seatwork

Math-Aids.com is my favorite site for money math worksheets.

Dad’s Worksheets has a nice section on Money Word Problems.

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Mar 22, 2012

 

National Center for Educational Statistics

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP test, is commonly called “The Nation’s Report Card.”  The results of this test are commonly cited in news articles comparing states, noting areas of weakness in our students, and analyzing trends.

I think anyone with an interest in education would enjoy perusing the state profiles at the National Center for Educational Statistics.  The data at your fingertips is just amazing.  You can highlight your state and immediately see NAEP data for both 4th and 8th grades for the last ten years.  It’s interesting to see how many students in your state scored at or above basic, proficient, and advanced.

The real fun comes when you compare the states.  The website makes it so easy.  Say you want to compare the 4th grade reading data in your state.  Go down to the chart of scores and click on “compare.”  You are taken to a screen that looks like this.  Now the states are color coded to indicate which states had a higher average scale score, which states were not significantly different, and which states had a lower average scale score.  You can see the same score data in two graph types: bar and line graphs.

The NAEP website is a good place to find demographic data for your state.  Just scroll down and you’ll see it on the side of the screen: the number of students, teachers, the student-to-teacher ratio, the ethnic breakdown, and more.  Here is an example for New Hampshire.

Applications:

  • The data can be helpful for the just plain curious.  How does your state really stack up against all others?  Is the situation as dire as politicians would have you believe?
  • The data can help you with papers for advanced degree programs, professional development, or presentations.
  • The charts, graphs, and map-with-comparisons are wonderful examples of data for your class.  I really like how you can see the same data in a table, map, bar graph, or line graph.

 

Posted in Education Policy and Reform,Math by Corey Green @ Mar 20, 2012

 

FREE Standardized Test Prep Worksheet and $10 off coupon for Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!An occasional series with sample pages from the Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!

My publisher is running a limited-time-coupon for $10 off Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! to help your class prepare for standardized testing.  Use Coupon Code NGUTA5C6 and click here to order.  The offer expires April 15, 2012.

More than just a workbook, Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! is a comprehensive curriculum that makes learning multiplication easy, enjoyable and relevant to real-life situations. Written by a master teacher, it addresses how kids really learn.

> Multiplication facts: scaffolded, comprehensive approach helps kids memorize their facts and cement their learning.

> Word problems (lots of them!) help students see the relevance of multiplication. There are word problems for each times table, level of multiplication, themed word problems, and long-multiplication word problems.

> Standardized testing content boosts students’ confidence and courage as they face the stresses of the standardized testing environment; answers teach strategies for getting it right!

> FUN! Friendly animals guide kids through the lessons. Certificates acknowledge achievements. Real-life word problems show how multiplication helps in sports, movie making and beyond!

The FREE standardized test prep worksheets never expire. This sample is Part 2 of an occasional series with sample pages from the Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!

Tip # 2: Determine what must be in the ones place

This is a really simple trick that lets you quickly eliminate wrong answers. Check just the ones digit of the problem. Multiply quickly in your head, and you will know what the ones digit must be in the correct answer. This trick works when you multiply by 2 or 3 digit numbers (and even bigger numbers) because the when you do your hugs and kisses, you never put any new numbers in the ones place.

Example A: 48 x 3: since 3 x 8 is 24, you know 4 must be in the ones place. Eliminate all answers with a different digit in the ones place.

Example B: 246 x 316: 6 x 6 is 36, so you know 6 will be in the ones place. Eliminate all answers with a different digit in the ones place.

Click here for FREE worksheets about this skill, straight from the Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!

Posted in Academics,FREE Worksheets,Math by Corey Green @ Mar 15, 2012

 

The Comma Method for Reading Large Numbers

Once I developed this tip, my students quickly mastered how to read long numbers.

Take the example 165,247,873

I showed my students that within each comma, the numbers follow the standard hundreds-tens-ones protocol. The comma simply indicates whether you are dealing with millions, thousands or plain old units (the name some people give the hundreds-tens-ones group.)

Each three-digit group can be read as if it were just a hundred. Referring to our example number, you first say “One hundred sixty-five.” The comma signifies millions since you are in the third comma group from the right. Thus, you begin reading the number by saying “one hundred sixty-five MILLION.” (Capital letters added for emphasis—they’re very helpful for students.)

Then, you read the next three-digit group as if it were a hundred: “two hundred forty-seven” and then add the THOUSAND. (I point to the comma as I loudly say “THOUSAND.”

Last, read the last three-digit group as a regular number: “eight hundred seventy-three.”

Thus, your number is “one hundred sixty-five MILLION, two hundred forty-seven THOUSAND, eight hundred seventy-three.”

Once I taught my students this, they understood why each place is important. They had less trouble reading and writing numbers with a zero as a placeholder, such as 207,800. After all, you just read each three-digit group as a regular old hundred: “two hundred seven THOUSAND, eight hundred.”

Ironically, our math book teaches place value only to the ten thousands. I think that’s to save children from that horrifying extra place value that would take them to the hundred thousands. But when I taught to the hundred thousands and even hundred millions using this method, the confusion (for the most part) went away.

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Nov 29, 2011

 

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! Wins Awards

Best Multiplication Workbook EVER!Great news!  My newest math learning product, Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! won two awards for 2011:  Dr. Toy’s Top 100 products and Dr. Toy’s Top 10 Educational Products.

“This innovative math workbook is useful for home or school, when multiplication is introduced or for remedial work in other grades. This workbook focuses on how kids think, how they learn, and how they have fun learning new material.”

Click here to learn more about the workbook and the FREE software you can download for addition and times tables practice.

Who is Dr. Toy?  Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, is one of the nation’s and world’s leading experts on play, toys, and children’s products.  Dr. Toy started her career as a teaching and reading specialist, helped establish the first childcare centers for federal employees, and founded the San Francisco International Toy Museum.  You have to love her for this: Dr. Auerbach was responsible for approving the first Department of Education grant to Sesame Street!

With 30 years of specialized experience, Dr. Auerbach evaluates educationally oriented, developmental and skill building products from the best large and small companies in four annual awards programs.  Parents, teachers and toy buyers rely on Dr. Toy’s guidance in selecting products for children.

Dr. Toy’s motto is “Let’s play!”  Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! perfectly fits Dr. Toy’s philosophy that play is educational, and education can be fun.  I totally agree with Dr. Toy that one of the best teaching techniques (EVER!) is helping kids discover that learning is fun!

Thank you, Dr. Toy!

Posted in Academics,Math by Corey Green @ Sep 6, 2011