### The Backwards Zorro

Are you teaching your kiddos how to solve fraction of a group problems? My co-worker came up with a fabulous name for the tried and true strategy that we probably all use: The Backwards Zorro! It's visual and fun to say and it really seemed to stick in the minds of the kiddos. Here's how it works: Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Presto!

### Math Fortune Teller: Fraction Games and Multiplication Games

Remember those paper fortune tellers from back in the day? Well they're back and instead of telling the future they can teach your child math

### Mathematical Origami – Mathigon

Explore the beautiful world of Origami and mathematics. Be amazed by stunning photographs, try our folding instructions, or learn about the mathematical background.

### HomeSchool Math By Hand

MAGICAL MATH FOR GRADE 4 Magic Squares have a long and interesting history. The very first one was found on a turtle’s back in China. This special...

### HomeSchool Math By Hand

TIMES TABLES . . . IN THE ROUND! Making times tables concrete with images and fun crafts can be a big help toward getting them down. Since they’re so...

### HomeSchool Math By Hand

FUN MATH GAMES FOR GRADES 3-4-5 Here's a sample of what you get when you subscribe to Math By Hand's FREE weekly newsletter. Find instructions for...

### The Long Wait for Origami is Over!

I love origami. Am I the best at it? Definitely not! But, I find it to be fun and relaxing (except when it's frustrating and makes you want to pull your hair out!) If you were to walk in my classroom, one of the first things that would catch your eye would be the colorful origami that is hanging from my ceiling. Hanging Origami from Ceiling During the first week of school, my freshman wanted to know: "Are we going to learn how to make those? When are we going to make those?" And, I've been…

### Woolly Thoughts

Woolly Thoughts Mathematics through knitting and crochet