Thursday, May 25, 2017

New M.a.Th. with Toy Cars & Sneak Peek at Trouble with Monkeys!

Hello!

I was so excited to see this short and sweet video completed. My son and I had a fun time with our toy cars and you can too : )

What kind of hands-on math activities are you doing with your kids? Have you ever used toy cars in your classroom?

Also, I'm super excited to give you a sneak peek into my upcoming project! On June 6th my Kickstarter campaign goes live! If you want to look at it here is the link to the planned campaign! It will only run through July 8th (Math 2.0 Day) and the more eyes and backers I have on it at the beginning will be great!



Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Collaboration time! It's The Hours of the Day Song!

Hey everyone!

I have an exciting new music video for you! My singing wasn't stellar, but I think the video came out nicely : )

It's The Hours of the Day Song where we sing all the different hours of the day!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here or on YouTube : ) I really appreciated Happy Sunshine Friends for collaborating with me! They have really cute songs on their channel. You can check them out at www.youtube.com/happysunshinefriends

We have been working on this collab for about a month and a half. I'm happy to deliver this one to you and I'll see you back next week for Math activity Thursday!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

You know you have an engineering child when...

Oh my, I just found this after working at the computer for a while...

It was made by my 4-year old!  He is such an engineer! He loves playing with Mag-Formers and always makes some pretty awesome designs, but this was by far the coolest I have seen! It's three dimensional too!

Thanks for letting me share that with you! In other news I have been busy planning for my next Kickstarter! I'm super excited to be bringing a new math picture book into the publishing world--you can give me feedback and see the work in progress campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lucyravitch/140967228?token=dc8b447a

See you next time!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SmarTick Review: A great app/website that helps kids' math skills

Hey everybody,

It is Thursday and instead of a Math activity Thursday post I have a great review of an online resource... it's SmarTick method!

It is a 15-minute math review/explorations that kids complete before they get to play in a little virtual world and play the extra games. My four kids tried it out and I share in this video a bit how that went.

SmarTick staff says, "SmarTick does not follow the official curriculum or State standards. SmarTick prepares your child to advance faster than in school and beyond what’s taught in the classroom. 94% of our students improve their grades in school."

After my kids tried out their services I can see why! It is a great program that works with mental calculation, algebra, problem-solving and critical thinking skills., and includes logic exercises too!

You should try out the program and see if your kids enjoy it. I know I loved whenever my five year old would ask to play because I knew she was really working as she did her 15 minutes of practice.

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

#Math activity Thursday with Star Wars! Happy #StarWarsDay : )

Hello everyone!

Maybe you're like me and have a bunch of Star Wars items around your house... Why not turn them into a math activity?


I hope you enjoy play with math! What Star Wars things to you have?

This past week was fun! Last week I got to go to the Google LA office to present to a bunch of Googler's kids for Take Your Child to Work Day! They enjoyed The Pancake Menu and making up orders...
My kids had so much fun that when we got home they still wanted to play with pancakes...


Have a great week and May the 4th be with you!

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