All Wet – Fred Goodall

A crisp, rainy atmosphere rang in the air around Fred Goodall, who stood expectantly in dress clothes and nice shoes, waiting to board a school bus. A horde of his classmates surrounded him, chatting excitedly. Fred glanced down at his hands, mindlessly clenching and unclenching his fingers. Today was the day his senior class planned …

Mental Math Tricks: Save Time, Ditch Your Calculator!

Quick!  What’s 14682 times 5?  Or 77 times 14? Can you square 75 in three seconds flat? No, put away the calculator. Believe it or not, there are quick and easy ways to do these problems in your head, saving time, paper, and calculator batteries.  That’s right.  I’m about to unlock the secrets to mental …

Top 8 Math iPhone Apps (Free!)

Let’s face it–children struggle with math. Why? Well, for most kids, math class is a one-way ticket to snoozeville. I mean, why waste time doing math problems when you could be facebooking, or tweeting, or instagramming? So how can you get your child interested in math? There’s an app for that. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Actually, …

What is Common Core? Is it good or bad for my child?

After reading that title you’re probably itchin’ to get in the kitchen and fix yourself a big ol’ slice of apple pie! Get it? Common Core? Hah! Anyway, after you’ve gotten your fruit fix, take a seat, stay a while, because I’m going to tell you all about Common Core. That’s right! You’ve probably heard …