Let’s Play Math Games!
Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed math fact test? Are you beating your head against the wall because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun math card games. Imagine your kids asking to practice their math facts more! Come and discover games to help your child learn their math facts. There will be Math Game tables at the back of this session for children attending the session with their parent(s).
Math Games 1: Short and Long Chain Solitaire
Have your kids (and interested adults) come and play some math card games. The Short Chain Solitaire and Long Chain Solitaire games provide reinforcement of the addition facts with self checking solitaires. The games cannot be won if an error is made. But best of all, these games, especially the Long Chain, provide hours of fun. Open to children 7+ for drop off.
Math Games 2: Fraction War
Send the kids (and you!) to learn about fractions with this spin off from the well-loved war game. We will provide a brief introduction to fractions, then spend the rest of the time playing games to help the children learn or review fractions. We’ll even have a more advanced game for the those who what to practice their percentages! Open to children 7+ and teens (adults too!).
Math Games 3: Multiplication
Come to this workshop to find a new way to practice your multiplication facts while playing a fun game. Open to children 7+ and teens.
Building a Solid Math Foundation
Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold
up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house. We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard! Come and see how easy it is to teach math.
Fractions: From Fear to Fun
Do you remember the groans in math class when the word “fraction” was brought up? Well, there is a
better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. So, what’s the right way to teach them? Come and discover how to approach fractions. Experience the beauty and simplicity of fractions! Children are invited to attend with their parent(s) and participate in Fractions War at the Math Game tables at the back.
Secular Homeschool Convention, Atlanta 2018
Teresa’s Biography
Teresa Foltin has a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Previously the Director of Student Activities at an American university in Germany, she is now a homeschooling mom of five. Her first two sons were adopted from Kazakhstan when they were 8 months and almost 2 years of age. Although she and her husband Martin only planned on adopting one child, they came home with two. A year later, their daughter was born on the older son’s third birthday. Needless to say, it was a good and crazy time in their life. Two more boys joined the family over the next six years.
Teresa travels across the US talking to parents and teachers, calming, encouraging, and exciting them about math education. She is interested in adoption, travel, horses, gardening, and reading. The Foltin family lives in Colorado on a small homestead with a menagerie of critters.