This is our 100th blog post on runningwithteamhogan! But why do we care about the number 100? Is it special? Does this number have some special property that makes it significant? Not really. I mean it does have two zeroes on the end. I guess that is nice, but why does it have two zeroes? Does it always have 2 zeroes? In ancient Rome, it wouldn't have any zeroes, it would … [Read more...]

# Fun Ways to Practice Math Through Games and Sports

We love playing games and sports in our family. One of the added bonuses to all of the game-playing is that our children get lots of math practice without even realizing it. I wanted to share some games and sports that are great opportunities for math learning and practice. I enjoyed sharing the fun ways to practice math while shopping and in the kitchen, but really, this post is filled … [Read more...]

# Fun Ways to Practice Math in the Kitchen

The kitchen in another great place to encourage learning without my children even realizing it. So much of cooking has to do with math, but I wanted to share some of what we do in case you need more ideas. My children really can cook, and they get so much great math practice at the same time. Last week, I shared fun ways to practice math while shopping, and will be sharing other ways we … [Read more...]

# Toilet Paper Math

Gideon came up to me today with a toilet paper tube and told me that if you unrolled the cardboard, it would make a triangle. This was incorrect, but it started a fun impromptu math lesson with all of the kids. (If you only unroll the tube part way, it does make a triangle.) If you unroll the toilet paper tube, you get a parallelogram. The kids did not remember this shape, so it led to … [Read more...]

# Fun Ways to Practice Math While Shopping

There are so many ways to have fun learning math without the kids thinking we are even learning. My friend Beth at Classical Conversations at Home wrote a great blog post called Five Fun Ways to Practice Math, and since I read this post a week ago, I have been constantly thinking of other ideas. I'm going to write a series of posts about fun ways we practice math. Today, we'll start with fun … [Read more...]