Pumpkin Recipe Math

It’s September 22, and that means fall has officially arrived. The leaves are starting to change, the air is getting crisper, and Friday nights have become high school football nights once again. With all of the great things that we associate with the fall, it is nearly impossible to imagine it without one thing: PUMPKINS! […]

Apple Investigation

Apple season is here! But apples aren’t just for the lunch room anymore! The classroom activities are endless. Whether you are looking for an engaging writing project, an interactive science lesson, or a cross-curricular unit, Simple Solutions has got you covered.  Below are some possibilities to help you “harvest” the most from your class this […]

Thanksgiving Nouns

Thanksgiving Nouns

November has arrived, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! At Bright Ideas Press, we are thankful for the dedicated teachers, parents, and students who use Simple Solutions. To show how grateful we are, we created a first-grade Thanksgiving noun activity that aligns with the English Common Core Standard L.1.1b. For your older students, here […]

“I Spy” at an Art Museum

The summer weather may force you to find indoor activities.  Playing a game of “I Spy” in an art museum might be the perfect solution.  Whether the temperatures outside are too hot or too chilly, the kids will really enjoy walking around an art museum looking at all of the works of art on display.  […]

Summer Baseball Math

  Summer has just begun; don’t let your kids strike out on their math skills!  Have them stay sharp with this baseball math worksheet.  Click on the grade that they have just completed to download a baseball field loaded with math questions.  Have them answer each question, encouraging them not to get three wrong—that would […]

Simple Solutions Celebrates Pi Day!

  It is almost here—March 14!  The day when all math geeks (and friends of Einstein) unite.  To celebrate this wonderful day we have put together a fun-filled lab full of hands-on activities to get your students excited about circles. Your students will see pi form before their eyes as they create a paper chain […]

Simple Solutions Shines the light on First Grade Common Core Math!

The Simple Solutions approach has been proven to raise test scores, build student confidence, and improve long-term retention. Take a closer look, as we shine the light on Simple Solutions Common Core Math Grade 1 and all its features. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and is coded to show its alignment. The teacher […]

12 Days of Christmas Math

Have you ever wondered HOW many gifts your true love would give you if they followed the directions in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”?  This is a problem that I have all of my students solve the class before Winter Break each year.  The only direction I give is to ask the students HOW […]

Third Grade is a HOOT!

We were recently contacted on Pinterest by a lovely third grade teacher who saw our post about the 2nd Grade Common Core Math books.  She was specifically interested in seeing samples of our new 3rd grade Common Core Math books.  Unfortunately, Pinterest was not working properly and prevented us from replying to her comment, but […]

Happy Halloween from Simple Solutions!

It is a cold, rainy day in Northeast Ohio, but we aren’t letting that dampen our spirits!   Here are some photos of our staff working hard on the Common Core books! Don’t they look spooktacular? Even Kiely dressed up!                 Celebrate in your classroom with these fun and […]