As a new math teacher in East Oakland, California, Chuck found the lesson planning resources, school district tools and everything on the internet too text heavy, with way too many instructions. He wanted something that was good to go--no prep needed. And he wanted to cut down his heavy workload.
After three years of trial and error, Chuck created his first higher-level math FUNsheet. It wasn't easy, but it worked. The kids had fun! One year after trying out his FUNsheets with other teachers, Malaika helped him make it prettier, and Common Core Fun was born.
We're a team who is passionate about education, society and what numbers can mean.
I love teaching and making math more fun for my students.
Chuck is a full time, sarcastic, National Board Certified high school math teacher who likes project based learning, doesn't give out answers, and doesn't usually tell his students if they are right or wrong. He likes them to figure that part out for themselves.
He is also a Math for America Master Teaching Fellow with a Masters in Economics and a sports enthusiast. He has taught math to 8th graders, adults and all ages in between--Algebra 1 through AP Calculus BC.
Chuck started his career teaching in an under-served community and Common Core Fun worksheets and packets are exercises he's created with his 9 years of experience to help learners at all levels enjoy math.
My goal is to help teachers have more fun!
Malaika is a fun-loving life-long learner with an MBA who likes drawing and manages the things that help make Common Core Fun more accessible. At one time, she taught recycled paper-making, ecology and English.
Common Core Fun visuals are designed to rekindle a love of learning and to remind educators that teaching math doesn't have to be hard--it can also be fun! ;)
Common Core FUNsheets(TM) are a great way for students to enjoy practicing their math skills. The jokes and riddles engage students. The answer banks give them a built-in way to check their work and correct their mistakes without a teacher.
Our FUNsheets and packets are classroom-tested so you don't need to reinvent the wheel. They help a math learner focus on their skills--from the basics through more challenging Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus and Algebra 2 topics.
Answer sheets are always included. No prep work is ever required. You don't need to be an expert to help someone learn.
All our activities are all original and created by humans. If you're busy, buy a workbook or FUNsheet and make math more fun!