*This post contains affiliate links. Math typically isn’t the first thing people think of when it’s summer. For our family, summer is all about sun, fun, and friends. Mention learning anything around here and get ready for the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Since it’s so important to keep the learning going during summer break, especially essential math skills, I have gotten into the practice

## Fractal Suncatchers STEAM Activity

This beautiful and fun STEAM activity will make math come alive to your kids! This post contains affiliate links. Everyone knows the line in the movie Frozen that says, “frozen fractals all around,” but do you know what a fractal really is? A fractal is a repeating pattern in nature that starts simple but gradually gets more complex. You can explore the basics of fractals,

## Teaching Homeschool Geometry Through Virtual Reality

This post contains affiliate links. This post is sponsored by MERGE VR. Whoever said mathematics is not a hands-on subject never studied geometry. It is apparent even from a young age. Thing about it. One of the first toys children receive is blocks. Then, they might get toys shaped like pyramids, cylinders, and spheres. These toys are teaching geometry. Children manipulate these geometric toys and

## Christmas Math Printables

Add some fun and variety to your homeschool math with these free Christmas math printables. (See what I did there? “Add” some fun… OK not that funny, but kind of.) You can use these Christmas math printables for a warm-up activity in the morning to get your kids’ brains working, as something interesting to do between subjects, or as a festive addition to math time.

## Why We Use Teaching Textbooks Homeschool Math Curriculum

When you find a homeschool math curriculum that works for your kids you want to share it, right? That’s why I’m excited to share this review of the math curriculum we use with our kids and how Teaching Textbooks has made a great program even better! Teaching Textbooks compensated me for this post because they know how much we love it and wanted me to

## Pi Activity – Make A Cityscape

Pi Day is coming up soon! Are you ready? It’s the day we celebrate that irrational number that shows us the relationship between a circle’s diameter and circumference. You can make Pi Day a big deal in your home or classroom by doing fun pi lessons and activities. The City Of Pi Activity One of our favorite pi activities is creating a Pi cityscape. This

## Christmas Geometry Project

My 10 year old and I have been exploring lines lately. We’ve spent a lot of time drawing lines and making shapes. We’ve looked at how straight lines can make curves and patterns. We’ve looked at lines in nature and in art. It’s been fascinating. *This post contains affiliate links. We’ve used the Usbourne book, This Is Not A Math Book, for a lot of

## Demonstrating Pi With String

Pi is a mathematical constant that demonstrates the relationship between the circumference and the diameter of a circle. What do I mean by that? What Is Pi? The circumference of a circle is the distance around the outside of the circle and the diameter is the distance across the center of the circle. If you take the circumference of a circle and divide it by

## What Sets Teaching Textbooks Homeschool Math Apart?

*This post contains affiliate links. This is our 7th year of homeschooling. In that time, we have used a lot of different curricula and resources for all of our subjects, except for math. We’ve always used the same math curriculum, but this was the year to change that up as well. The kids were getting older and outgrowing their old curriculum. Plus, they wanted some

## Hidden Figures Unit Study Resources

I’m not a movie girl. I can’t seem to sit still long enough. However, I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for a while and the book is next on my reading list. Hidden Figures is the true story of the days before electrical computers when people were the computers. (Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!) Hidden Figures gives the opportunity

## Space Themed Math Challenge {Math Printables}

Have you seen the math challenges going around on Facebook. I have to laugh at all the adults trying to figure them out with great difficulty. I used to love these types of problem solving and logic puzzles when I was in school. They were so much more fun than your standard math problems. I’ve been creating fun math challenges for my kids lately, so

## Elementary Math Help

My family loves chocolate chip cookies. Actually, my family loves chocolate chip cookie dough. Whatever dough doesn’t get eaten gets made into cookies, which promptly get eaten. I make chocolate cookies every few weeks using the same recipe that I’ve used for years. You would think that for as many times as I have made those cookies I would have the recipe memorized. For the most