Chinese New Year provides many cross-curricular opportunities for students to learn about Chinese culture. Below, you’ll find links to crafts and lesson plans to help you celebrate. We have also included a printable color-by-number Chinese lantern. Instruct students to solve the subtraction equations near the bottom of the page and color the drawing by using the difference that corresponds with each color. (For example, 9 – 8 = 1 , and 1 is black, so all the spaces with a 1 should be colored black.) Once students have completed the math and done the coloring, use the lanterns to decorate for your celebration!
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 […]
Putting the Pieces Together! Can you believe today is the first day of October? Hopefully, your year has gotten off to a great start! As a teacher, I always looked forward to October when my students had finally adjusted to following schedules, getting up early, and doing homework on a daily basis. This year many […]
There is something exciting about going back to school each year. The new school year is full of so much hope and possibility. At Bright Ideas Press, we are also very excited for the new school year to begin. This is the 14th year of publication for Simple Solutions, and our newest addition, Simple Solutions […]
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 K 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 […]
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 […]