Football Math

    Are you ready for some football?  You and your students don’t have to wait until Sunday; you can play football any day of the week with Simple Solutions Football Math.  Upper-level students will use what they’ve learned in CCSS 4.MD.3 to covert yards, feet, and inches to find the perimeter and area of a […]

Back To School

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 […]

Plan a Picnic

Summer is here!  An outdoor party or picnic is a fun way to enjoy summertime weather while keeping the kitchen clean.  This week, a good friend of Simple Solutions came up with a wonderful and child-friendly recipe for you to download.  You and your children can make it together while getting ready for your own […]

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Second 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 2 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 […]

I am thankful for email!

  I love getting presents in the mail, especially when they are surprises.  Today one of our readers sent me pictures of our Thanksgiving Activity that she completed with her students.  In her note, she said that the “Thanksgiving projects turned out so cute.  It was a great project to get them thinking of character […]

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 […]

The First Shipment of Simple Solutions Common Core Math Books is Here!

There is nothing better to a group of teachers than a brand new book.  Lucky us—we have 7,000 of them in our warehouse right now!  When the truck pulled up, we rushed out to greet it.  None of us could wait to get our eyes on the brand new book: Simple Solutions Common Core Math […]

Election Day- Students Vote for President

I am sure you have spent time in your classrooms talking about the presidential elections.  We are a little more than two weeks away from Election Day!  Simple Solutions has created some FANTASTIC election ballots for you to use in the classroom to help your students become active participants in the voting process.  There are […]

Halloween Math Simple Solutions Style

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year!  It can be hard for teachers to find activities that are educational yet have a Halloween theme.  Simple Solutions has taken care of that. Below you will find two Halloween math activities. The first is a dot-to-dot for your little ghosts in the primary grades.  The […]

More Summer Solutions Scholars!

In August, Bright Ideas Press introduced you to our first ever Summer Solutions Scholars.  Recently I received pictures of these beautiful girls spending minutes a day working on their Summer Solutions.  I want to introduce you to these new Summer Solutions Scholars. Megan and Emma are sisters who worked on Level 2 Summer Solutions in […]