# Recent Worksheet Updates

There's been a flurry of minor updates that I've been remiss in sharing, but if regular visitors will notice a few handy additions popping up in the usual places.

Earth Day is coming next month, and it's not necessarily a math topic I created some fun Earth Day themed worksheets and blank homework paper that are definitely a fun addition to the day's discussion...

#### Earth Day Math Worksheets

Math of course involves more than just arithmetic, and many topics especially when we start working with word problems need "common sense" knowledge about world facts. Measurement and probability are two common features of many word problems (and real world math!) that require a bit background information that we as adults take for granted. I was a little surprised that my younger girls had very little knowledge of playing cards, and when we saw a few word problems that assumed basic knowledge of the composition of a deck of cards it brought this knowledge gap to light pretty quickly.

To help with both probability and measurement knowledge, I created these two anchor charts that give an overview of these two topics. Try printing these out and having them on hand for word problem practice. The measurement chart is also a handy tool for the kitchen, and the probability chart has certainly proved useful on family game nights where the kids are starting to understand how likely some of those rolls of the dice turn out to be...

#### Measurement Chart

#### Probability Chart

I hope you'll check these resources out, and if you find them useful that they make their way into your kids math binders!