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Laundry Math

Laundry Math I don’t know about you, by my little ones love to help me with chores around the house.  And I love to let them help. Well, maybe not “love” because it does make the chores take longer, but I do let them because I know that it is good for them.  One of the chores they help with the most is laundry.

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Understanding Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Has your child ever struggled with understanding the difference between perimeter, area, and volume?  After all, finding perimeter, area, and volume generally involves using several different formulas depending on the shape you are working with, and that can be extremely confusing for most children. While children may struggle to choose and work with the correct formula on paper, taking a hands-on approach may help

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Hands-on Multiplication

Do any of you remember drilling the multiplication facts over and over again?  Or going through flashcards repeatedly until you had memorized them all?  Of course, memorizing multiplication facts is extremely important for a child. (It will make all of math much easier in the future.)  However, it is hard for a child to simply memorize facts if they don’t really understand how multiplication

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Grocery Store Math: Estimating, Making Change, Multiplication and Division

Grocery Store Math Most older children truly dislike going to the grocery store.  However, grocery shopping can be the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to real life cases where math is important and useful. Estimating Most people at the store have a general idea of how much money they can or want to spend.  Ensuring that they stay below that amount means that

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Grocery Store Math

Grocery Store Math Of all the things your child hates to do, going to the grocery store probably tops their list.  Shopping can be a boring experience for a child, but it can also be a good time to introduce your child to some real life math problems for children of any age. Number Recognition There are numbers everywhere in a grocery store. Point

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Understanding Story Problems

Even if your child understands the basic math operations like addition and subtraction, chances are they still get somewhat confused by story problems.  Story problems can be overwhelming for a number of reasons.  Maybe your child struggles to read all the words in the problem.  Maybe they just don’t know what to do with all those numbers.  Whatever the reason, story problems can be

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Games to Keep Math Flashcards Fun

Math Flashcards Flashcards are a necessary part of every child’s life.  After all, memorizing the basic math facts is one of the keys to succeeding in math.  But math flashcards don’t have to be boring and repetitive. There are several games you can play with your child to make learning math facts fun. Beat the Clock The only thing needed for this game is

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Integers: Remembering a Few Simple Rules

Much of math involves working with integers – positive and negative numbers, and yet it is an area that most children struggle to understand. By remembering a few simple rules, you can help your children easily master the basics of positive and negative numbers. Adding Integers Adding integers seems difficult, but there are two rules that will work for every addition problem. same signs

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