For anyone who can’t make it to Peoria this weekend but is still interested in my math workshops — and just in case we run out of handouts at said workshop — I am posting my math handouts here. These are pdf files, so if you have a sluggish dial-up connection like ours (ah, the joys of rural life!), you can right-click and save each file as a download.

The handout includes:

- Twaddle-free math resources (pdf 76KB)

A list of resources to supplement any math program. - Models for multiplication and fractions (pdf 58KB)

Simple, homemade card games to reinforce your students’ understanding of these important math topics. - The case of the mysterious story problem (pdf 70KB)

How to be a great math detective, finding the clues that will help you solve story problems. - Negative numbers for young students (pdf 65KB)

A colorful activity to teach negative numbers to elementary students, and introducing my children’s favorite math card game to play.

You have my permission to share these any of pages with your class or homeschool group, as long as you leave the copyright information intact. As one of the founding fathers of mathematics is reported to have said:

I will be sufficiently rewarded if when telling it to others you will not claim the discovery as your own, but will say it was mine.

Oh, excellent! I’d love to pass this on to some other homeschoolers.

I’m glad you find it helpful, Mama Squirrel. You’re not the only one—over the last week, this has been my most-linked article.