# Explore Math Learning, Can Teach Math, and more!

Getting CLOSE with Math Problem Solving and a Freebie! Friends~Room 331 has been working on solving one and two step word problems. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I don't know what happens when you mix words and numbers but it sure has my kiddos spinning in circles.

Two Step Word Problems Freebie

Math area and perimeter A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a colour pencil or texta they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

### Texts on Tuesdays: CGI Math

Do you know about CGI Math? This blog post gives some of the background about this method from the University of WI and how this can REALLY help your students get better at problem solving!

### A Math Book to Change Your Teaching

Simplify your teaching with math problem solving strategies that use a literacy connection!

### What's the Question - Tried it Tuesday

Question and Answer board - give students the answer and they have to write a word problem that matches the answer. You can have students do any operation or even 2 step problems. I have my students check each other's questions the next day.

Butterfly Fractions. Another way how to learn how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

### 3 Strategies to Conquer Math Word Problems

Conquer math word problems - A great list of ideas for improving math problem solving for your child!