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Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data

Using technology to reinforce math skills builds intrinsic motivation for children.  There are many online and app activities to practice collecting and graphing data that can be used to help your children practice their math skills at home. Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data Graph Power is a popular children’s graphing app.  This inexpensive app can create bar graphs, line

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Interactive Math Notebook at Home – Review & Connections

In this series on creating an interactive math notebook with your children at home, I have covered the basics knowing what a math notebook consists of, getting the facts down, and suggestions of how to add engaging creative elements.  While much of the fun and time spent with your child is in creating the notebook, the goal is that the notebook will be so

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Interactive Elements of a Math Notebook

The interactive elements of a math notebook that you will be using at home are what make it most meaningful and engaging for children.  These elements make the notebook a “hands-on” experience for children to practice their math skills. Simple interactive elements that could be added to a math notebook can just be simple printouts from online (or hand drawings) that represent ways to

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Creating an Interactive Math Notebook – Getting Down the Facts

One of the important components of the interactive math notebook, while not highly interactive in itself, is the basis for learning and organizing math skills.   This part of the notebook needs to be developed prior to moving to the higher level of interactive elements of the notebook.  For example, to build upon an idea in math you may need to know vocabulary, basic facts,

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Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home – Setup

Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home Writing isn’t just for Language Arts class anymore!  One fun way to get your children engaged in math at home is to create an interactive math notebook.  In this series focusing on creating a math notebook, you will learn how to setup a math notebook, encourage your child to add interactive elements to their notebook, and how

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Candy Corn Math Activities

There are so many activities inspired by the use candy corn that make learning math at home enjoyable! This last post in our series will cover a few more activities of a varied nature as well as provide resources for even more math candy corn fun! Candy Corn Math Activities I loved the idea of using candy corn as a form of measurement. In

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Addition and Subtraction with Candy Corn

In our previous posts, we talked about how candy corn is a great medium and inspiration for practicing estimation and number representation. In this post, we will provide engaging activities for your children using candy corn and the math concepts of addition and subtraction. Addition and Subtraction with Candy Corn Similar to craft ideas in the post about number representation and place value, you

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Number Representation and Place Value with Candy Corn

Candy corn is also provides inspiration for children to be able to represent numbers. By creating candy corn using orange, white, and yellow construction paper (or a printable) you can create an art project that then ties into math. Number Representation Activities One activity you could do is a matching activity where in the white portion, you write the number in standard form, in

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Candy Corn Math – Estimation

With fall now in full swing, the leaves changing, football games in action, and the weather cooling down, it would be fun to practice math skills at home using a fall theme. As an added bonus, candy corn is inexpensive and provides a tasty motivation for children to practice their math skills. When thinking about this idea of using candy for math, I was

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Measurement and Data – The Basics

Measurement and Data – The Basics One common thread through all levels of math, even as early as kindergarten, is collecting data and then representing the data through graphs.  This important skill can be integrated into home learning activities that are engaging for your children and also incorporate real-life scenarios.  This series will concentrate on a variety of activities that you can use at

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