Hi again! Spring is here and it's time for another set of Maria's Math tips.😀

## 1. Math Mammoth news

Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) will run a Special Spring Sale from April 6-7. You can get my products at TPT at 25% off! Use code FORYOU21. Check out my TPT store here.

LULU is having another sale (they are running a sale nearly all the time). You can get 15% off with the code INSPIRE15. Offer valid through April 9.

Follow links to Lulu from the product pages of MathMammoth.com or search for Math Mammoth at Lulu.com.

Also... I will run a sale at the MathMammoth.com website in MAY.

Someone wrote in early March and didn't provide their name nor email address. So sadly, I cannot answer their question. π

I'll post it here though in case, by chance, they will read it.

I suggest to use the placement tests as ASSESSMENT tests, to find out what topics she would need to study.

At this point, with only one year left, I suggest to focus on these topics first of all: fractions, decimals, a bit of ratios, and percent. That is because those are the most important topics related to real life. Then as time allows, you could also try cover statistical graphs, some geometry, proportions, integers, etc., using your judgment.

## 2. Area Maze game

Looks like a neat game to practice multiplication and area of rectangles at the same time!You need two dice and a marker for each player.

Check it out here: mathcurious.com/2021/03/04/area-maze-print-and-digital/

## 3. A homeschool lesson with us

Check out how one homeschool mom and her daughter do a lesson about multiplication word problems from Math Mammoth grade 3. π

## 4. New at MM practice

Two new activities at Math Mammoth Practice:

1. Attention all kindergarteners and first graders in particular...
A new 100-chart game called "Give the Cat a Mouse"!

In this game, you find numbers in the 100-chart. Choose the percentage of numbers that are already pre-filled in the chart to be low, such as 10%, to make the game more challenging. π

You can use this game in other grade levels, too. Just change the starting number and the step to make a different kind of chart, such as one starting at 100 and going by steps of 3. You'll get to use your skip-counting skills then!

And then... for a real challenge, try the MYSTERY MODE! This could be hard even for adults. π

2. This is mainly for kindergarten and grade 1... practicing the connection or the relationship between addition and subtraction. π

## 5. The first 1000 numbers versus chips

Two tasks... add the first 1000 numbers, or open a bag of chips. Who will get their task finished sooner?

My girls enjoyed this one-minute math lesson with a laugh 10 years ago when I showed it to them, and now my son did too. π

## 6. Just for fun!

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Till next time,
Maria Miller

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