Why should we memorize math? I’m astounded that some people consider memorization a universal evil because “We have the internet.” Multiplication tables are searchable in my notes or my device, but are in frequent use. Optimizing learning by memorizing the basics is time and energy well-spent for the long haul. […]

The Case for Memorization

Kid playing making camp
One in a series on problem solving tips from our game Making Camp, this short video shows how to make a problem easier by only keeping essential information. What is ‘essential information’, anyway ? In Making Camp, players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also […]

VIDEO – Problem Solving Tip: Throw it out

Meg and Joe with their apple trees
Watch this video if you would like to learn how to visualize to solve your problems or at least your math problems. We can’t help you with the other stuff, although visualizing can help you achieve many other goals! For now, we are learning how to visualize math problems with […]

VIDEO- Problem Solving: Visualize

Problem-solving:Estimiate 1
Rounding, estimating, and Venus fly traps oh my! Don’t be intimidated, this will be an exciting adventure on the journey to get Jenny to see the world’s largest Venus fly trap with math. Like this freebie? Then you’ll love Making Camp Premium. So many great activities on math, history, and […]

VIDEO- Estimation and the world’s largest Venus fly trap