Color tiles can help younger kids learn about patterns. They can help older kids learn about perimeter and area. One of my favorite explorations for kids is to have them find all the areas of all the rectangles of a specific perimeter. A related problem is to find the perimeters of all the rectangles of a given area. Color tiles help students actively visualize the solutions.

Topic: math
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly

This is math-mom.com, the website built on our belief that learning is naturally fun. With the right expectation and approach, anyone can enjoy learning. But since each of us is unique, we each must find our own best way to learn. We know that we have found our way when learning is fun.

Here you will find books, products, and ideas that our family has used to make learning fun for each one of us. We hope that it encourages you to find your own way to have the fun of learning.