The World is Spinning with Statistics

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The World is Spinning with Statistics Every April, the world celebrates Math Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Mathematics and Statistics keep the World Spinning”.  To bring the theme to life, I decided to focus on the statistics aspect and share some fun facts (stats) and activities for you to do with your kids. The last couple of years have truly brought about the importance of statistics and how often we see them in our daily lives.  Statistics is [...]

Pi Day Party

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Seven Fun Activities to Celebrate Pi Day! Pi Day 3.14. Math enthusiasts around the world celebrate  every March 14th like it a national holiday.  This day became one of my family’s favorites after celebrating it with my children at their middle school and it opened my eyes on how to make math even more fun for my family and our Fun Wise® Math students. In my experience with my children, which you can replicate it in your home, the school [...]

What is Math Mindfulness®?

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What is Mindfulness? This is the first question kids answer while participating in the Math Mindfulness® programs.  Many answers include calm, yoga, deep breathing, focus, meditation and relaxation.  In today’s world, this is how most people think of being mindful. However, mindful is actually being present or aware in the moment.  (See the definition in the downloadable Mini-Poster). Can you be mindful when you are skydiving, scuba diving, bike riding with the family or baking in the kitchen? Yes! Being [...]

Olympic Dreams = Fun Math Moments

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Summer Olympics in Tokyo kick off on July 23, 2021 and demonstrate the efforts of incredible athletes in their sport.  But, guess what?  The Olympics relies on math to determine the winners.  How would you know which athlete was the fastest?  Who threw the farthest?  Who scored the most?  Who broke a world record?  Math is everywhere in the Olympic Games, and they offer a perfect opportunity to sharpen a child's math skills this summer. It's a numbers game. Using [...]