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Building Blocks of Building Shapes

Children learn about shapes like circles, squares, and triangles as early as pre-school.  Shapes are important because they are represented in the word around us.  It gives us a way to organize information visually and make connections between shapes and our environment.  For example, the cookie is a circle, and the slice of watermelon is a triangle.  Shapes can also be important for children

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Math Games with an Uno Deck

Uno Deck Uno is a popular card game that children and adults play.  It is a great game to learn skills like following rules, colors, and numbers.  Playing the game by the official rules can help children practice early math skills like identifying numbers and basic counting.  Using this deck of cards to play other math games can help your children to practice even

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¾ of the Way There – Learning about Fractions

Fractions are a math skill that is introduced in the 3rd grade.  It is a math concept that many kids struggle with mastering, but there are many ways that you can practice fractions at home in a fun and engaging way.  One way to really connect kids with learning about fractions is through technology.  There are many apps and websites that can grab the

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Easter Math Activities

With Easter just around the corner, it would be a great time to make connections with math with an Easter theme.  Eggs and candies can all be used as themes for Easter math activities. Easter Math Activities One popular math activity is to use plastic Easter eggs for solving simple math problems.  The child has to match the answer written on one half of

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March Madness Math

March Madness for NCAA basketball Starts on Tuesday, March 18th for men’s teams and Thursday, March 22nd for women’s teams.  This is a great opportunity to tie in learning about predictions, statistics, and odds, while incorporating a sport of interest to many children. March Madness Math First you can have your child fill out their bracket to predict whom the winners for each game,

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Snow Melt, Flooding, and Math Connections

With the popularity of Olaf , the snowman from the movie Frozen, as well as the record breaking snowfall this winter, the topic of snow melting has become a very popular topic in the last few weeks.  As spring is heading upon us and the snow is being to melt, many states around the country will be faced with a new threat of flooding. 

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Practicing Place Value at Home

Learning place value is an important concept in math that helps your child be able to read and recognize numbers.  Without place value it would be very difficult to communicate numbers or values.  This is even more important when discussing money values and providing change for a purchase.  Brain Pop has a great article geared for parents on how to practice with their children

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Daylight Savings Time Math Activities

Our clocks will be springing forward on March 9th this year.  For Daylight Savings, we will be losing one hour of time.  This adjustment is made to allow better use of our time during the daylight hours that last longer into the evening during the summer months.  It allows for conservation of energy as well as increased productivity.  Living in Florida, which is closer

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Winter Olympics Math Activities

Winter Olympics Math Activities Using the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia is a fun and family-friendly way to practice math skills at home.  Math activities can be based around your evening watching of the Olympics or even following the statistics on the Olympic website. Developing Predictions Developing predictions or inferences based on the various sports, athletes, and countries is a great activity for children

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