It is Time to Giveaway a Prize From Learning Math with Mom!

Update:  The winner is…..Amanda Tanbal!  This basket will be mailed out to your elementary school next week.  Thank you all who entered 🙂 March 2016 


It is time to set a goal for Learning Math with Mom!  It would be wonderful to get more followers on this blog as possible.  The goal is to get 100 followers by the end of the month.  To do this, go to and scroll down to the right hand side of the blog.  Enter your email address to follow the blog.  Each email that is entered to follow the blog will receive a ticket for the drawing.  If you were recommended by someone to follow the blog, email me at to let me know who recommended you.  Then, you, with two tickets now, and the other person will placed for the drawing. You can also add your name to the comments below and let me know who recommended you.

The prize is a basket of goodies:

  1. Robot Time: a domino game to play with your kids to learn about reading clocks and telling time
  2. Paper dollars to learn about counting, or whatever you would like to do!
  3. A wooden bee ornament to paint with your child
  4. Bee paper cutouts that you can count and use for any arts and craft activity!

(Because of mailing costs, this is open to U.S. Residents only, my apologies)

This is the first time for Learning Math with Mom to do this, so let us be patient and share this out to as many as possible!  If this does really well, I will think about doing another drawing and open it up to more locations :)Thank you !


Mom 🙂

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copyright 2016 learning math with mom



2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 620 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

A New Year? What is that?


Children usually think of time as either something that is done in a second, or something that is forever and usually there is nothing in between, at least it is like that with my kids.   So talking about a new year might be a great way to offer them a sense of time in terms of seconds, minutes, days, months, and a year.

Before you recycle last year’s calendar, spread out all the months onto the floor. You might need pieces of paper and something to write with. Decide what calendar year you are going to show them: a solar calendar year; a lunar calendar year; a religious calendar year; or a school year. Name the months of the year together as well. Explain to them what month you are beginning and ending with before you start and why.

Have the kids think about their birthday. What month does is his/her birthday? Write this down and place it on that calendar month, or have them practice their writing or drawing if they are ready. Did your family celebrate any festivals or holidays? Write them down or draw pictures and place those on the calendar month. Anniversaries? First day of school? Last day of school? Vacations? Trips to see family? Did family come over to visit you? Document those by having the child(ren) write down a memory, story, or draw pictures.

What about the seasons?  Together, talk about what months are in Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.  Were there any significant weather events that happened? A big snow fall? Monsoons? After this, have the kids step back and see what last year looked like.

Where is this on the Schedule of Activities for 3 to 5 years of age?


1. Tuesdays for Measurement (Time)

2. Monday for Sequence (Time)

3. Friday for Reading under “Write or Say Own Story”

Something to Think About:

By placing down the months on the floor, it gives your children a way to visualize time and to think back of all the things that happened that year.  It is also a great way to do something as a family, especially if the weather does not permit us to go outside.

Children at this age are at a wonderful part of life when time seems infinite.  To help them see and feel time, give them a visual that will help them grasp the concept of a year, a month, and a season.  It gives them a sense to see things in sequence in terms of what usually happens first in the calendar year. More importantly, if gives all of you a chance to learn math, draw pictures, write stories and memories, and spend time together, which I really appreciate in our home….with every chance we can get. 🙂


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copyright 2015 learning math with mom

Thank You, from Mom


Thank you to all of you who signed up to receive monthly updates on math activities for your children!  It was such a great turnout at the 5th Annual UA Presents Children’s Festival and I hope to see you next year!  Remember to visit for more resources.



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copyright 2013 learning math with mom

Fifth Annual UA Presents Children’s Festival

Learning Math with Mom will be at the UA Presents Fifth Annual Children’s Festival today! The event is free and in front of UofA Centennial Hall from 12:00pm to 3:30pm.  There will lots of activities for kids and parents to enjoy this wonderful day.  Come one, come all to this fun event with lots of vendors, story times, and presentations.

For more information, go to

About Mom

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After my first son was born, I could not wait to help him learn about the world. My goal was to use everything that I learned through my years of being a math educator. Although I have experience with working with teachers, students, and parents, being both learner and teacher to my two children continues to be an adventure in itself.

In this blog, I will share the activities, the successes, and the struggles of having two different learners of math under the age of 3 and a half.  Through my discoveries and the discoveries of my children, the goal is to also help you feel more empowered in using and rejuvenating your knowledge in mathematics.

Just as I do, this blog is to help you identify yourself as one of the most powerful and influential examples your children will every have.  Once you accept yourself as teacher and learner, you and your children will be able to explore the world of mathematics more comfortably, differently, and enjoy it as well.

Every day, as much as I can, I remind myself that every bit of effort, along with a positive attitude and belief in oneself, can make the biggest difference to my children and to myself.

So how can you do this and still keep your house clean and accomplish the other gazillion things you need to do?  Just do one new learning experience a day, just try it.  🙂

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copyright 2012 learning math with mom