14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. The best math games are unique, simple, addictive, and have multiple variations, allowing kids to play the games over and over without getting…

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Is The Eureka Crate Our Favorite Teen STEM Box?

Our Eureka Crate Review- Soap Dispenser – KiwiCo’s Teen Science Kit This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Fractus Learning may earn a commission at no cost to you. Teenagers are difficult to please.  As the father of three of them- trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Don’t get…

9 Sets of Multiplication Flash Cards For Engaging Math Practice

9 Sets of Multiplication Flash Cards For Engaging Math Practice

Using flash cards, including multiplication flash cards has long been accepted as a simple, yet effective way to teach children skills that require memorization. Flash cards use repetition to teach a skill and increase recall and therefore, confidence. The idea of flash cards is quite simple. Sit down with a child, show them the problem…

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Ultimate Project Based Learning – How Student Teamwork Built a World Championship Car

Every year for the past twenty the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team (STA EVT) has built a new vehicle from the ground up to give our students the best engineering experience a high-schooler can get. The internationally recognized program started in 1997. My fellow moderator Mark Westlake and I believe in the importance of…

Let GeoGebra Transform Your Math Teaching

Let GeoGebra Transform Your Math Teaching

Ask a random sample of 50 people between the ages of 10 and 30 how well they understood mathematics at school and I think you’ll agree that mathematics education has some improving to do in the ‘imparting mathematical understanding to students’ department. Many tangible strategies are available which help students to better understand mathematical principles….

5 Tips for Student-Led GeoGebra Tasks

5 Tips for Student-Led GeoGebra Tasks

Most of the GeoGebra articles on the Learn Implement Share site demonstrate the power of GeoGebra for junior high school mathematics. The focus on GeoGebra for junior high mathematics is, in part, because there is a strong misconception in the math education world that GeoGebra is a tool (almost entirely) for high-level, calculus-based mathematics and high-level…

Is The Next John Glenn or Neil Armstrong Sitting In Your Class? Encouraging The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Is The Next John Glenn or Neil Armstrong Sitting In Your Class? Encouraging The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Within all of us, there lies a desire to explore. It can be as simple as trying a new cuisine or as complicated as diving into the depths of an ocean to see the vibrant colors of coral reefs. It drives us to push past our comfort zones and reach for the stars. Learning how…

Developing A Conceptual Understanding of Maths with GeoGebra

Developing A Conceptual Understanding of Maths with GeoGebra

Teaching for conceptual understanding is one of the strong themes running through many articles on this site. There is a world of difference between students being able to “do mathematics” and students understanding the mathematics they are “doing”. Tweet It is clearly advantageous for learners to be both proficient in mathematics as well as to…

Marbotic Smart Letters and Numbers Review: Tech Toys With A Soul (and Major Fun Factor!)

Marbotic Smart Letters and Numbers Review: Tech Toys With A Soul (and Major Fun Factor!)

The Product Marbotic offers wooden letters and numbers that work with six apps (free with the purchase of the letter and number blocks), which together allow your child to practice number- and letter-recognition, addition, subtraction, tens and ones units, spelling, and early reading. You can get the wooden letters and numbers as separate items or as…

We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!

We are Pleased to Announce the Launch of the WorldSTEM Challenge!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the World STEM Challenge! Website: worldstem.co Twitter: @WorldSTEMedu The concept is to ‘crowdsource’ a video bank of quality STEM lessons and ideas for teachers around the world. The idea is simple: Ask teachers who are making great STEM lessons to share their ideas in a short video,…

9 Snakes and Ladders Varieties: Modern, Vintage, and Out of the Box

9 Snakes and Ladders Varieties: Modern, Vintage, and Out of the Box

Snakes and Ladders has been a favorite at family game night for years. The basic addition and anticipation of whether your next roll will send you climbing up a ladder or sliding down a snake is simple and exciting for children. The game takes virtually no time to learn, and will help improve your child’s basic…

9 Cool Math Games to Enchant Your Little Math Magicians (Maybe You Too?)

9 Cool Math Games to Enchant Your Little Math Magicians (Maybe You Too?)

In the old days, learning math was often a hard slog. Memorizing tables, endless exercises, stressful school tests… Thankfully, the world has moved on since then and there are endless cool math games to be found! There are tons of cool math games for kids of all ages on the market now. Through gamified learning,…

Teach Math the Way They’ll Understand It!

Teach Math the Way They’ll Understand It!

What is Conceptual Understanding? A quick search of the net will bring up numerous long-winded, tedious definitions of conceptual understanding within a mathematics context. This one from Dreambox is more palatable than most: Conceptual understanding is knowing more than isolated facts and methods. The successful student (with conceptual understanding) understands mathematical ideas and can transfer their…

9 Fun Brain Games That Will Have you Scratching Your Head!

9 Fun Brain Games That Will Have you Scratching Your Head!

We all want our children to succeed: in school, in their extracurriculars and in their future. That’s why we take them from soccer practice to Mathletes, from Scouts to ballet, hoping that they will learn new skills and excel. We encourage them academically, supporting them with homework and class projects. But we also want our…

Aftermath: 4 Visual Tools to Teach Any Class Using Statistics

Aftermath: 4 Visual Tools to Teach Any Class Using Statistics

We math teachers often feel like our subject is kept in a dungeon. The mere mention of which evokes headshakes from parents and furrowed brows from other teachers, to say nothing of the reaction from the students. Additionally, the subject is resistant to many educational fads and innovations. Project-based learning may be all the rage,…

How to STEM Preschoolers – This is How I Did it at Digitaf

How to STEM Preschoolers – This is How I Did it at Digitaf

Digitaf is a technological kindergarten, located in a disadvantaged neighborhood of Holon, Israel. Our mission is to improve the area through the education of the children. In addition to the regular curriculum of a kindergarten, I am exposing the children to STEM related experiments and  topics, while encouraging them to ask questions, explore and bring their ideas to life….

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