With much of the world sheltering in place, I thought now might be a good time to blog about working on math during the downtime. These ideas also work during summer vacation…and throughout the year. Show Your Child Math Around the House Look for simple ways to show your children math concepts in action around…

# Category: Practical Ideas

## Math Blog: Wedding Math

## Math Tax Worksheet for Students

With Federal income taxes nearly due, I thought it might be fun to put together a worksheet you can use with students to let them apply math to filing taxes. Download Math Tax Worksheet The worksheet is an extremely simplified version of the 1040, with instructions and pretend numbers for students to use. To use…

## Pi Day Is March 14

## Super Bowl, Super Football Math

## Spiders, Math, & the Creator

It’s hard to watch a spider spinning its web without being awed at how carefully he engineers something so fragile, yet so strong. When we look at spider webs using math, the awe simply compounds. Did you know that “the spider web is actually comprised of numerous radii, a logarithmic spiral (given by the polar…

## Math and Traveling (Includes Word Problems)

## Why, Oh, Why Must I Learn Math?

I recently asked some folks this question: What are you/your children’s biggest struggles in math? The responses varied (stay tuned for others in future blogs), but several voiced the same struggle: why. Knowing why you need to learn something certainly doesn’t seem like too much to expect. It’s actually a very reasonable question. As Alfred…

## Back-to-School Math Encouragement and Free Resources

## Math All Around: Garden Hoses and Circumferences

Garden hoses–they’re a common summer sight. But have you ever wondered whether your hose would reach the flower bed on the other side of the driveway…and wanted to find the answer without having to unwind the hose? Assuming your hose is wound up in circles, you can use math to find the approximate length of…