I recently read an article by The Measured Mom talking about how she defines worksheets and her general view of them. Most of the examples that she gives come from a reading standpoint. It got me thinking about worksheets in math. And since I have some experience teaching math, I thought I would share it […]

## How to Add Using Base Ten Blocks Plus a Free Printable

To do this lesson you will need (this post contains affiliate links): * Base ten blocks. If you don’t have base ten blocks/rods, check out this DIY tutorial and make your own! Or you could buy one like the one in the above image. It’s cool because it’s cheap and made of foam. Who doesn’t like […]

## DIY Base Ten Rods

Base ten rods are very useful for teaching children about place value. They can also be used in making operations (like addition and subtraction) concrete. While base ten rods are not terribly expensive, I needed two sets, I wanted them now, and I already had the materials to make them. Plus, we made them out […]