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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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Number Recognition Activities at Home

One area where younger students struggle when they a learning math is with the ability to recognize numbers.  It is an important concept for students to link the written word number like” one” and that it is associated with the number 1. For example, the child should recognize that dot, like on a die, can also represent numbers.     Making this connection is especially important

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Why Kids Struggle with Math and How to Help

Why Kids Struggle with Math and How to Help Math is one subject area where kids can struggle to master the concepts and be successful.  There are several areas of weakness common to many children including number facts, computation, following directions, understanding terminology, and transferring knowledge that can make math challenging for kids.  One thing to keep in mind is that you should always

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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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Practicing Quick Recall Math Skills

Practicing Quick Recall Math Skills There are some skills that are learned in math that can’t always be best taught through hands-on activities.  Many times, repetition of these skills is important to help children to memorizes facts and be able to compute quickly for daily life and advanced math problems.  Math skills that require quick recognition and computing include addition, telling time, counting money

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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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Creating a Number Ladder & Play Dough Mats

Inspired by a blog I recently read, I thought the number ladder was an excellent resource for parents to be able to use at home with their children to practice basic number recognition as well as addition or subtraction. Creating a Number Ladder The number ladder is a strip of paper that is numbered from 0 to 10 (or higher for more complexity) that

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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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