An Ant’s Eye View

Ant Problem Solving Problem-solving from an ant’s perspective! A large ant has just invaded your picnic. The ant is 0.5 inches tall. Measure picnic items such as a can of soda, a blade of grass, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, or other objects that might be found at a picnic. Use the chart […]

Magic Square

Magic squares have been around for thousands of years.  Share this fun and ancient problem solving activity with your kids.  For more math fun, check out our Mathematics line! Select a link below for a printer friendly version. June 2012 Magic Square Worksheet June 2012 Magic Square Solution Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator […]

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 […]

Math Strategy: Look for a Pattern

Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s; identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.  Find more standards-based summer practice here. The files below are at a second grade and a Pre-K level. Click here for the Pre-K level. The Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts book is for students entering kindergarten. This 30-lesson […]

Brainteaser: Cube Riddle

Brainteasers can be a great activity to use in the classrooms, especially as a filler activity when you only have a few minutes to spare.  The puzzles below are a good warm up for a math class.  These activities can also be used as enrichment for students who have completed their work and are waiting for […]

Using Analogies In Your Classroom

Analogies are used in books to help the reader understand the text. This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text. Each passage is accompanied by a […]

The Homework of Summer? Make it M.A.D.!

Summer is a time for lounging by the pool, tackling the monkey bars, playing baseball with friends, and picnicking in the park.  We look forward to this all year!  Yet, summer break has a downside.  It removes children from their regular academic schedule for up to ten weeks, which is too long, according to educational […]