(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website.) I love living math! Thus, the title of my how-to book, Loving Living Math. Living math is special for so many reasons! One of those reasons is the use of math manipulatives. What are math manipulatives? Math manipulatives are things your children touch, move - ahem, manipulate - in order to understand various math concepts. Manipulatives can be store-bought, homemade or even simple objects you have around the house. Why are math manipulatives part of a good living math curriculum? The purpose of math manipulatives is two-fold. First, they help children to form a concrete understanding of abstract concepts. ... Read More

## Living Math: The Ultimate Resource

You have heard me talk about living math over and over. I thought it was high time to organize all my living math resources for you in one convenient "table of contents" of sorts. Start Here If you're new to the concept of living math or need some help refining your definition/vision, this post should be your first stop. What is living math? Go Here Next If you're ready to add living math to your homeschooling plans, Loving Living Math will give you all the how-to you information you need. Parents, it doesn't matter how old your student is, anytime is a good time to add living math! Enjoy These Posts Peruse my living math category of posts. In other words, you'll ... Read More

## Living Math Series

Beginning next week... October 15-26... a series full of practical ideas for incorporating more living math into your school days! Join me here daily! Better yet, add my feed to your feed reader so you're sure not to miss a post! ... Read More

## Living Math

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.) I hated math when I wad a kid. Hated it. It didn't make much sense to me, I had a hard time memorizing facts, and my teacher's didn't spend much time helping me to understand. I remember my poor dad spending countless hours trying to teach the concept of fractions to me in third grade, only to have every lesson end in tears and me leaving the table saying, "I just don't get it!" Surprisingly, I made very good grades in spite of the disdain for math. And even though I hated every minute of it, I survived. Me, teach math?? Fast forward to my early twenties when I started teaching. What was ... Read More