Children are curious. And through that curiosity they’ll learn.

So the best way to teach them math is to follow that curiosity. And that’s what this website, Math Is Not a Four Letter Word, is all about. Helping parents as teachers follow the curiosity of their children to lead them to math discovery.

**There is a selection of articles below to get you started. **And the best way to stay connected with your child’s curiosity in math is to sign up for the weekly newsletter. Every Thursday you’ll get some nifty tips to keep you going. Plus you get the rockin’ free ebook, *37 Ways to Wow a Math Student!*

Be sure to follow me on twitter @mathfour and connect on Facebook, too. I’d love to hear from you!

**Getting Started**

- 10 Tips for Teaching Math
- How to Create an Inquiry Zone for Math Learning
- 9 1/2 Tips to Homeschool Math
- 7 Real “How to Succeed in Math” Tips
- Online Resources for Teaching & Learning Math
- Motivation vs. Inspiration

**Teaching the Basics**

- Counting Isn’t an Inherent Concept
- Counting with Ordinal Numbers
- How to Teach Division in the Sandbox
- How to Use Flashcards when Teaching Math

**Teaching the Tough Stuff**

- 7 Ways to Wrangle a Word Problem
- 6 Confusing Terms in Mathematics
- How to Know When a Kid is Confused
- Permutations and Combinations – How to Tell the Difference
- Order of Operations Explained: Addition, Subtraction and Conclusions
- 8 Empowering Ways to Beat Math Anxiety
- How to Answer “When am I going to use this?”

**Manipulatives, Toys & Around-the-House Objects**

**Math Around Us**

- Math Crafts: Probability Earrings
- How to Teach Right Triangles when Crossing the Street
- Unrecognized Math Conversations
- Algebra with Stamps

**Ongoing Series**

- 50 Word Friday
- The Cuisenaire Rods Series
- The Order of Operations Series
- The Mathematician Parent Series

**Getting a Little Freaky with Math**

- Why It’s Okay to Add Denominators when Adding Fractions
- How Adding Evens and Odds is like Multiplying Positives and Negatives

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