I started the Math Me Up blog to keep track of the math "lessons" I practice with my kids. I use the term "lessons" loosely because lots of times the learning in our house is spontaneous and completely unplanned. I love finding ways to integrate math into every day activities, and I really want kids to see first-hand that "math is everywhere". I've been doing this in earnest for about a year now and I think it's starting to sink in. For example, yesterday in the car my 5-year old held up a stub of her pretzel rod and said to no one in particular, "This is 2 centimeters." And she was right!  

My motivation for writing MathMeUp boils down to this: I want to impart my own enthusiasm for math upon my kids, and in writing about my experience teaching them math skills I hope to provide others with some ideas and tools to help integrate mathmatical learing into their lives as well.  



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