Regular readers know Dad is all about the math worksheets, but that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in blending a little language arts skills into the mix. And that’s exactly what this new series of math word search puzzles is designed to do!

A great deal of learning in math is related to vocabulary, and when new math topics come up a big part of the overload can come in the form of trying to remember all the new terminology that shows up. And beyond that, there’s a real need to learn the correct spelling of all the new words that seems to be quickly overlooked.

Word search puzzles are one way to introduce new math vocabulary and provide a nice transition into learning and applying the new concepts.

The new puzzles cover a number of topic areas, but you’ll also find sets specific to individual grade levels that have a range of Common Core inspire terms appropriate for each age.

Give these new math word search puzzles a try, and watch this space for a big announcement soon… These word searches have been so interesting to build that I’m excited to share exactly how I built them… and how you’ll be able to build some of your own!

Coordinate planes are a staple of linear algebra, and having ready access to printable versions of these tools can be a big help when students are learning how to graph equations. I’ve had a meager collection of printable coordinate planes on the site for some time, but admittedly they’ve fallen into some dis-repair. Converting the older coordinate planes into PDF format and adding new homework templates has been on the to-do list for some time, and I’m pleased to announce they are finally all live on the site.

If you visit the new coordinate plane page you’ll find the not-quite lost single page, 4 quadrant coordinate planes that have lurked in a corner of the graph paper gymnasium for a while, ever hopeful that someone would find them there and ask them out to dance. These lonely grids are now happily socializing with many of their peers, including inch and centimeter dimensioned coordinate planes, planes with quadrant labels, and a new set of coordinate planes that are numbered and dimensioned along the edges of the grid instead of directly on the axis lines.

Also, you’ll find a completely new set of coordinate plane homework templates that are setup for single problem, two problem, four problem or six problem work. Print the size you need depending on how much work space or grid space you need to solve your particular problems, and those homework assignments will look super sharp.

You can check out all of the new pages at the link below, and if you have suggestions for more layouts please leave a comment!

Printable Coordinate Plane Page

Finally, I didn’t want the graph paper page to feel too left out, so I also added dot paper and isometric dot paper to the party there. If you’re looking to do some 3D sketches, the isometric dot paper is a great tool, but either format can also be used for a round of the old ‘dots and boxes’ paper and pencil game that kept me and my girlfriend occupied during 10th grade history lectures…

I hope everyone is having a great summer and getting ready for the 2018-2019 school year!

It’s been a busy couple of months here, but there’s always time for a few quick math worksheet tweaks! It turns out there were a few spelling errors in the inches measurement worksheets and the metric measurement worksheets that needed to be fixed up. If you haven’t seen these worksheets, they’re great on-paper practice for kids learning to use either an imperial or metric ruler measure length.

The two youngest daughters are headed to a new school that teaches (of all things) Latin along side world history, so there’s ongoing interest in Roman numerals around the house these days. I already have some great Roman numeral worksheets and an interactive Roman numeral converter, but this round of updates includes a couple new Roman Numeral charts.

Finally, multiplication is always a hot back-to-school topic, and while we’re almost past mastering these facts ourselves, I’ve had some request for larger charts. If that’s you, please check out the new 30×30 and 50×50 multiplication charts.

We still have a week left before school starts, and we’re reviewing math facts like crazy, and I’m sure the girls are looking forward to the classroom so they can escape their crazy dad… What are you doing for back to school math practice? Let me know in the comments!