Exploring How Poetry Works

Let’s talk about poetry! World Poetry Day is March 21st! We know that poetry isn’t always students’ (or teachers’) favorite subject. Oftentimes, poetry can seem difficult to explain or difficult for students to fully understand, especially when dealing with more contemporary poetic forms—those that don’t rhyme or follow easy patterns.   But don’t let these […]

What has Dr. Seuss Done? Had Lots of Figurative Language Fun!

Dr. Seuss isn’t just for elementary classes anymore! Do you know what’s happening March 2nd? It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day! Dr. Seuss is one of the most celebrated children’s authors today, and most children have read his books or have had his books read to them. By […]

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Your Presidential Timeline Activity

Presidential While a child may know all about George Washington’s incident with a cherry tree, students often struggle to put historical events into the context of their world. To these children, George Washington is a distant figure who wore a powdered wig and lived in a house without electricity. But children do understand the context […]

Counting Kernels Science Activity

Are you looking for a salty snack to go along with your movie or a science project for your classroom? Well, there is one fun treat that is both: POPCORN! This versatile little grain can engage students in a fun and interactive science lab. What makes popcorn pop? How can we change whether or not […]

Socks that Grow!

If you follow us on social media (and if you don’t already, you should) you may have seen that the Simple Solutions team has got socks on the brain! Throughout the month of October Simple Solutions has been participating in Socktober. This event is a worldwide drive to help those in need by collecting and […]

New Year New Me

New Year, New Me!

As 2017 begins, students should start thinking about what the New Year will bring. Resolutions give us a chance to be daring and try new things, and this week’s free download can help with that.  Students can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for new games, new books, new activities and new foods to […]

Halloween Geometry PDF

Halloween Geometry

Halloween Geometry I’m not sure what it is about Halloween, but it always makes me think about geometry.  To some people, geometry is scarier than a ghost.  But for a math teacher, Halloween is an opportunity to review the basics of geometry, with a fun and spooky twist.  This year’s Halloween activity is based on […]

Coordinating Pumpkin Pictures

  Look at the surprise that I found in my inbox this morning!  This is Mrs. Limestoll’s 8th grade Algebra I class.  They completed the Coordinating Pumpkin math activity last week. The finished products look spooktacular! I was thrilled that they sent in the pictures of the finished products.  If you complete the Coordinating Pumpkin activity […]

Math Trick

Math Trick

This math trick can have different levels of meaning for kids in grades 4–8 and is fun for kids of all ages. Click the Print Friendly icon below to view the instructions. Simple Solutions Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print customized worksheets for review, practice, and/or assessment. With thousands […]

Garage Sale Summer Math

You have only a limited amount of money to spend at a garage sale. What combinations of goods can you buy without going over your limit? The file below contains the story problem worksheets. For more help with problem solving, check out our Problem Solving series. Click Here to Get the Garage Sale Math File! Simple […]