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How To Make Multiplication Tables Fun

Learning multiplication tables can be a challenge for children who struggle to grasp these concepts quickly. Luckily, kids are more likely to pick up math-fact skills by playing games that test their knowledge rather than by simply doing math homework. Here are 5 fun ways to help kids memorize times tables:   Play Bottle Cap Multiplication Write the times table equation on the top of a bottle cap and write the answer on the inside of the cap. Once the child answers the question correctly he or she can turn the bottle cap over. Time your child and see how quickly they can flip all the caps over! (Alternately, see how many caps they can flip over within an allotted time).
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Video: 5 dangerous things you should let your students do

Now that school's out, your students are going to have plenty of time on their hands to go exploring. Should you be concerned?
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Summer planning: 4 Tips to prepare for next school year during vacation

For many teachers, summer break is already here. But if you're one of the lucky few with a couple weeks of school left, there's no need to be jealous. Instead, get a little creative and make it through the next few weeks by kicking off your summer a little early. Try these guilt-free summer planning activities:
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