Simple Spirolateral Math Art for Kids

We are working on patterning and math art this week for...more

T Puzzle (Boggle Your Mathematical Mind)

Camp Mathematics is all about exploring math in FUN ways. No worksheets, no drills, no forced memorization of facts. Brain teasers and puzzles are one of my favorite ways to stretch the kids’ minds and they...more

Explore and Create: Science Art Projects

Participating in the STEAM Power Camp series this year has given me a new found appreciation for the marriage of science and art. As you know, I have a special appreciation for math art, but I haven’t always thought of science and art in that way. Well, no more! ...more

Spinning Noise Maker (Science of Sound)

It’s the final week of STEAM summer camp and we are exploring the world of SOUND today. Since I knew my boys...more

Magic Squares Math Fun

If you are like me, you’ve heard of magic squares but you’ve never actually tried your hand at solving one. Since this week’s theme for Camp Mathematics is computing I figured getting my kids to try their hand at a magic square math puzzle would be a good a mathematical recreation activity. After all, my eldest son can’t resist a good math challenge and my youngest can’t resist whatever his big brother is doing ....more

Brain Teaser: Symmetry Paper Trick

Don’t overlook small activities. Small activities can actually lead to big learning. I showed this symmetry paper trick to my 10 year old and he saw the answer right away, but my 6 year old had to watch it several times ....more

Space Alien Coloring Page

How are you doing so far this summer? Do you need a few coloring pages for an on-the-go busy bag? Pack a box of crayons, some blank sheets of paper and this space alien coloring page from children’s book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg ....more

Simple Counting Game to Teach Subtraction Skills

We are kicking off the first week of Camp Mathematics with a simple, quick and fun counting game. This math game looks deceptively simple but it exercises kids’ logic and reasoning skills. It’s a good early math activity in preparation for addition and...more

15 Engaging First Grade Read Alouds

When you’ve curated...more

Summer Must-Do: Ice Cream in a Bag

It’s the fourth week of S.T.E.A.M. summer camp and this week the theme is our sense of taste. Well, duh. Of course we are going to make ice cream! ...more