## Ancient Methods of Multiplication – The Egyptian Form of Multiplication

Teaching students about ancient methods of solving mathematical problems will ignite their interest in math and show them the path that different cultures took to reach to the mathematics we know today. Imagine the students ‘ reaction when you tell them that clever Ancient Egyptians only had to learn the …

## Great Mathematicians: Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician and philosopher (c. 570 â€“ c. 495 BC). He is known best for the proof of the important Pythagorean theorem, which is about right triangles. He taught a group of mathematicians, called the Pythagoreans, who worshiped numbers and lived like monks. Pythagoras was a great influence on Plato. Pythagoras was born in Samos, a …

## Multiplication facts

When students struggle with multiplication facts, solving complicated problems (like for example finding common denominators to add fractions) becomes hard. When they use most of their working memory on simple calculations they have little mental space left for understanding new concepts. Students start learning the multiplication facts in grade 3 …

## MERRY CHRIS-MATH

MathCurious recommends! Check out our favorite Math Games and spread the love of Math this Christmas. Christmas fever is back and everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for their family and friends. At MathCurious we believe in toys/games that help develop skills and encourage learning. We put together a …

## Learning Fractions

What makes fractions challenging for students? I recently came across a few articles about teaching fractions and realized that educators and parents share the opinion that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. Learning the various fraction operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying) …

## Solving Word Problems- Math talks-Strategies, Ideas and Activities-print and digital

Math word problems are an important aspect of mathematics and that is why they appear in every stage of learning math. They involve a lot more than just solving equations and applying algorithms.  They require good reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They help children realize the connection between …

## Play and Learn with Dominoes

Dominoes are great for practicing math and they should be in every primary class as they are an excellent tool for primary students to use. They are also a useful tool for practicing at home. There are many activities you can do using dominoes to model decomposition of numbers and …

## Problem-Solving Strategies

There are many different ways to solve a math problem, and equipping students with problem-solving strategies is just as important as teaching computation and algorithms. Problem-solving strategies help students visualize the problem or present the given information in a way that can lead them to the solution. Solving word problems using …

## EdTech Review -SPLASHLEARN

Splash Math, now Splashlearn is one of our favorite applications for reviewing math concepts and keeping students engaged. Below are 12 reasons why we think that Splash math is one of the best math applications for grades k-5. Splashlearn is a well- designed app that offers engaging material and makes …

## Differentiating Math Instruction

Differentiating math instruction In a typical classroom of 25 students a teacher will find a variety of academic needs. Different academic needs means different abilities in the understanding of math concepts and different learning styles. Therefore, the instruction needs to be organized and adjusted to meet all the studentsâ€™ needs …