# Greg Tang math Archives - Mary Kienstra

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By: Mary Kienstra on: September 2, 2014 in: Collaboration, Discussion, Greg Tang math, Marcy Cook math, math engagement, order of operations *

Nothing rocks the world of young mathematicians like the order of operations. Just when they are feeling confident with their math facts, the rules change! Now they have to follow a certain order – and it makes no sense to them at all! I introduce the proper order using PEMDAS as a guide, but there […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: June 9, 2014 in: Engagement, focus, Greg Tang math, Kakooma, teamwork *

We are Beebe HM! We love Greg Tang’s Kakooma game in my classes. I’ve written about our weekly Kakooma Challenge many times. But this time, we hit it out of the park! Greg Tang’s website (www.gregtangmath.com) hosted a Kakooma Tournament last week. One part of the tourney was addition, the other multiplication. Lucky for us, […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: May 12, 2014 in: data, Engagement, games, Greg Tang math, Kakooma, Math *

Do you have lessons that give you a set of data for the kids to analyze? The text we use has data sets about the length of last names and the percent of cats that have bad breath. For some reason, my students don’t seem to care much about these lessons. This data has no […]
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