Website - We met a family at swimming lessons last spring and found out the wife has a website that's focused on ideas for teaching math ... and a few non-math ideas thrown in the mix, just for good measure. It's called love2learn2day and it's filled with all sorts of helpful information. If you're looking for some ways to liven up your math lessons or need some new ways to get a concept through to your students, then check out Cindy's site. You can also follow her Facebook page. At her recommendation, I just reserved Skittles Riddles Math from the library. I'm pretty sure I'll earn some "cool mom" points by incorporating colorful bites of sugar into our school day.
Picture - Shelley recently posted a picture she'd found on Pinterest and I copied it a few days ago. Not all the little Ws need help with remembering liquid measurements, but this was helpful for the ones who do and fun to draw for the ones who don't. As for me, I think I earned some sort of award for drawing a picture. Don't you agree?
I don't know how well you can see the details, but the gallon house is shaped like a "G" with a roof on top. There are four windows, each in the shape of a "Q", which represent four quarts. Each quart window has two of the letter "P", which represent two pints, and look like people. Each pint person has two eyes, each shaped like a "C", which represent cups. Four quarts in a gallon, two pints in a quart, and two cups in a pint. If someone is having a hard time keeping those measurements straight, then this visual should help a bunch!