Dog Tags for Math Accomplishments

Students in one fourth grade love being rewarded with dog tags for math accomplishments.  They like wearing the tags, which identify them as having solved problems.  The recognition for them is becoming very popularClick image to purchase bookAt Center...

Using Comic Books to Teach Math

An innovative teacher is using comic books to teach math and has developed one just for that purpose. When Jim McClain tells his class to get out their books, he’s not talking textbooks. Students in McClain’s class at Pierre Moran Middle School use a...

Goodwill Math Ambassadors

A five member team of goodwill math ambassadors has made it their mission to encourage a love of mathematics in elementary schools. Call him Juanito Appleseed. David Torres Flores came all the way from Mexico to plant a seed in the Salinas Valley that he hopes will...

Family Math Night

At Riverview School in Reedley California, the first-ever Family Math Night drew many parents and their children. Activities included such games as “Shake the Beans,” “Addition War” and “Number Concept Bowling.” Before the event, Principal John Ahlin said the...

Make Elementary Math Exciting

There are some college kids out there doing some great things to make elementary math exciting. Many elementary students would say this isn’t possible. But I assure you it is. So how is this done? Kevin Derr, Principal at Holland Heights knows how this is done....