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Playing with Algebra Concepts

Playing with Algebra Concepts

Introduce your children (and yourself) to the commutative and associative properties by starting with some fun toys. Get crazy and get weird!More

Counting Isn’t an Inherent Concept

Counting Isn’t an Inherent Concept

We know that if you start counting at one object the number of thing is the same as if you start with something different – but kids don’t. Here are some thoughts on counting that can put you in a different mindset when dealing with children and counting.More

Teaching Subtraction Using a Balance

Teaching Subtraction Using a Balance

Balances are normally used for science stuff. Here’s how to teach subtraction using a balance.More

Counting with Ordinal Numbers

Counting with Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers are “1st, 2nd, 3rd, …” but we need these to count items to arrived at the final cardinal numbers. All this fancy math talk – why not make it fun with some colorful bugs!More

How to Train the Brain to Understand the Transitive Property

How to Train the Brain to Understand the Transitive Property

Using Discovery Toys’ Think-It-Through tiles you can train the brain for the Transitive Property. More

How to Teach Division in the Sandbox

How to Teach Division in the Sandbox

Seeing division helps a great deal with understanding division. Especially when it comes to remainders. This video offers a tangible way to do this.More

Using Toys as Curriculum Tools to Teach Arithmetic

Using Toys as Curriculum Tools to Teach Arithmetic

Cups that are “built to scale” stop being just toys and start being the ideal curriculum tool to teach math and arithmetic!More

Teaching Patterns with Playful Bath Shapes

Teaching Patterns with Playful Bath Shapes

Differentiation is the foundation of learning. Curiosity comes in the form of “Why is that different?” And right behind it is “Why is that the same?”More

How to Teach Similar Triangles and Have Fun Doing It

How to Teach Similar Triangles and Have Fun Doing It

Similar triangles can be different from congruent triangles. Here’s how to play with them on a nifty toy.More

The Difference Between Similar and Congruent Triangles

The Difference Between Similar and Congruent Triangles

What’s the difference between congruent and similar triangles? This post shows it – AND there’s a video on how to demonstrate and learn congruent triangles with the Discovery Toys Giant Pegboard!More