My middles son is in first grade, and they are starting to learn to skip count. Being a visual and tactile learner, my son needs a different way to practice both counting by ones and skip counting. I tried practicing counting by twos verbally, but he really struggled to understand […]

# Math is Fun!

Last week I had a phone conference with my youngest son’s preschool teacher. She said the only thing he needs to work on, right now, is number recognition and counting number 6 through 10. With Thanksgiving only a few short weeks away, I was reminded of a simple turkey counting […]

## Simple Turkey Counting Activity

My middle son is currently in his last year of preschool before starting kindergarten next fall. I absolutely LOVE the preschool program he’s in, as well as his teacher. In a recent conversation, his teacher shared with me that he tends to have troubles with one to one correspondence when […]

## One to One Correspondence Preschool Counting Thanksgiving Activity

My oldest is finishing up second grade in the next two weeks. He’s learned so much this year in math, from fractions, to multiplication and division. I don’t want him to lose anything he’s learned this year, but I also don’t want to fill his summer break with math worksheets. […]

## 45+ Hands-on Fun Math Activities to Prevent Summer Slide!

I recently connected with Emily, a fellow engineer turned stay at home mom who also runs a blog, Engineering Emily. Our sites share a mission to encourage others to pursue an engineering career. I asked Emily to share with us the preschool math activities she does with her 3 year […]

## 9 Easy Preschool Math Activities You Can Do Everyday

To an Engineer, math is fun. Engineers use math in pretty much every aspect of their life. The fun in math for Engineers was usually there from childhood. And if you ask them where they gained their confidence in math, most of them would name a strong adult influence. A […]

## 6 Ways to Teach Your Kids Math is Fun

My middle son turned 3 recently, and will be starting preschool in the fall. In preparation for his new school, I’ve been using some simple ways to introduce him to preschool math, primarily his numbers. He seems to have caught onto the concept of counting, but can not yet identify […]

## Preschool Math with Magnetic Numbers

Most parents try to limit the amount of screen time their children have each day, but sometimes its hard to avoid. So much of our world is not the easiest for parents with little ones. Weddings, restaurants, and church are just some of the places that require our kids to […]

## 9 Math Apps to Improve Your Child’s Math Skills

Since both my husband and I are engineers, it is important to us that our kids do not develop a fear of math. We want them to see math as a part of everyday life, and not a bad word. Here are a few things we have done to encourage math: Count coins: […]