T Puzzle (Boggle Your Mathematical Mind)

T puzzle is a brain teaser that is harder than it looks. Free printable and the solution.

Camp Mathematics is all about exploring math in FUN ways. No worksheets, no drills, no forced memorization of facts. Brain teasers and puzzles are one of my favorite ways to stretch the kids’ minds and they may not even know they are working on their math skills! Sneaking in some out of the box thinking with…
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Explore and Create: Science Art Projects

Find dozens of science art projects for kids

Participating in the STEAM Power Camp series this year has given me a new found appreciation for the marriage of science and art. As you know, I have a special appreciation for math art, but I haven’t always thought of science and art in that way. Well, no more! The artistic beauty of science is…
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Spinning Noise Maker (Science of Sound)

Science experiment for kids. How to make a spinning noise maker.

It’s the final week of STEAM summer camp and we are exploring the world of SOUND today. Since I knew my boys would take delight in making a toy that they could use to annoy one another, a buzzing, spinning noise maker seemed like the perfect science project. But don’t let my kids’ sibling rivalry deter you! These…
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Magic Squares Math Fun

Magic square is a math puzzle game for kids.

If you are like me, you’ve heard of magic squares but you’ve never actually tried your hand at solving one. Since this week’s theme for Camp Mathematics is computing I figured getting my kids to try their hand at a magic square math puzzle would be a good a mathematical recreation activity. After all, my…
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Brain Teaser: Symmetry Paper Trick

Symmetry paper trick. A brain teaser for kids.

Don’t overlook small activities. Small activities can actually lead to big learning. I showed this symmetry paper trick to my 10 year old and he saw the answer right away, but my 6 year old had to watch it several times. He focused, concentrated and kicked his spatial perception into gear. His brain was working! Then,…
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Space Alien Coloring Page

Free space alien coloring page from illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

How are you doing so far this summer? Do you need a few coloring pages for an on-the-go busy bag? Pack a box of crayons, some blank sheets of paper and this space alien coloring page from children’s book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg. Use it to start a conversation with your kids about…
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Simple Counting Game to Teach Subtraction Skills

Counting game to teach backwards counting in preparation for subtraction.

We are kicking off the first week of Camp Mathematics with a simple, quick and fun counting game. This math game looks deceptively simple but it exercises kids’ logic and reasoning skills. It’s a good early math activity in preparation for addition and subtraction but I played a few rounds with my soon-to-be 5th grader and…
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