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Football Statistics – Math in Sports

Team sports are a great way to use math in a real life situation.  Kids often see math as an unnecessary evil.  It can be helpful to show them that math is used by many people in many professions.  One way that math is used in sports is to figure out player and team statistics.  So far, we have discussed finding soccer, baseball, and

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Rounding Numbers – Review Strategies

One of the strategies emphasized in elementary math classes is the ability to round numbers.  In rounding, numbers are changed to a number that is either larger or smaller depending on which it is closer too.  Because rounding numbers can seem abstract (especially as the numbers get larger), it can be a difficult task for students to master. There are several ways to teach

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Basketball Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Basketball Statistics Math can be found in every area of life including sports.  Children will enjoy using math to find their own statistics for the sports they play. Basketball is a popular winter sport for children of all ages. Finding common basketball statistics for themselves and their teammates is a fun way to reinforce math concepts. Total Points Per Game Children

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Baseball Statistics – Math in Sports

Baseball Statistics Team sports are fun and exciting for many children.  However, they can also be used to review math concepts that children tend to struggle with.  Our last post in this series talked about how soccer statistics use math.  Baseball is another sport filled with statistics.  Children who play baseball will enjoy coming home and finding out for themselves their own baseball statistics

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Soccer Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Soccer Statistics Nowadays a great number of students play on some type of organized sports team.  While playing on a soccer team can improve a child’s teamwork and coordination, it can also be an opportunity to practice some math skills.  Having a child track either their own soccer statistics or their team’s soccer statistics can help them learn some real life

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Summertime Math Games

Summertime Math Games I don’t know about you, but my child loves to spend every waking minute outside during the summer.  While I am glad he loves to run around and play, it also makes it hard to find time to review the math concepts he learned during the school year.  You can use these ideas to not only spend some time playing with

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Strategies for Learning Subtraction Facts

Memorizing math facts can be extremely difficult for some children.  If this is the case with your child, there are some tips and tricks you can show them to help them remember some of the basic subtraction facts. Count Back Subtracting one or two from another number can be accomplished simply by counting backwards from the starting number.  If the problem is 7 –

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Strategies for Learning Addition Facts

Addition Facts Do your children struggle to remember their addition facts?  While it is important for children to memorize their math facts, there are some addition fact strategies that can help your child figure out some of the facts they haven’t learned yet. Count On by 1 or 2 If an addition fact involves either adding 1 or 2 to another number,  a child

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Practicing Patterns

Patterns seem like a simple concept.  And while patterns may seem unimportant, they are actually an essential part of learning math.  Children who struggle with patterns tend to struggle in many different math areas.  So how are patterns used in math, and how can you practice them with your children? Skip Counting Children use skip counting quite a bit in math. (Skip counting is

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Telling Time Tips and Tricks

Telling Time Tips and Tricks Although it is such an important concept for life, telling time is something that seems to be difficult for many students.  You as a parent can help your child learn how to tell time as you go about your day. Count by 5’s Parents often focus on teaching their children to count to 10, then to 20, then maybe

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