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Hands on Fraction Activities for Home (Post 2 of 4)

Continuing the topic of teaching and learning of fractions with the Common Core approach, today’s post focuses upon hands on fraction activities that you can do at home that help to incorporate the changes. One of the major changes is the addition of the standard for children to be able to relate to fractions upon a number line.  A fun way to practice this

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Turning Fractions from Frightening to Fun – Common Core Approach (Post 1 of 4)

When your child learns fractions in school, it will look very different than when you learned it in school.  Fractions can be frightening! This post will help you begin turning fractions from frightening to fun.  With the adoption of Common Core Curriculum across the country, there are a few aspects of learning fractions that you should be aware of that are an educational shift

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Fun Back to School Math Activities

Most children do not enjoy the thought of going back to school.  They have spent the summer happily playing, relaxing, and cartoon watching.  So they generally are not thrilled when they find out that school is right around the corner.  Here are some interesting math activities to make back to school at least a little more exciting. Back to School Shopping While the idea

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Back to School Review: Upper Elementary

A new school year is right around the corner for most of us.  Now is the perfect time to start reviewing the skills and concepts that your children learned last year.  Going over those math concepts allows your child to be fully prepared for the school year ahead.  Here are some ideas of concepts to review with your upper elementary child. Basic Math Facts

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Back to School Review: Lower Elementary

With the school year right around the corner, now is the time to start reviewing the math concepts your child learned last year.  If you spend some time reviewing now, your child won’t struggle as the school year begins.  For lower elementary students, you can quiz them on the following areas to make sure they are ready for the new year. Basic Math Facts

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Back to School Review: Kindergarten

While parents may or may not be excited about school coming up soon, the fact remains that back to school is right around the corner.  This series will give you some easy ways to review math concepts with children of all ages.  For upcoming Kindergarteners, now is the time to make sure that your child is ready for the school year.  But what exactly

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Outdoor Math: Yard Work

In the last post in our series on outdoor math, examples will include how to incorporate completing yard work with math practice. While the activities covered in our previous posts were fun from the start, these activities are more helpful and possibly related to chores, but can still be a lot of fun for children. Yard work doesn’t always have to be boring and

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Outdoor Math: Backyard Fun

This summer, your children can continue to practice their math skills by planning outdoor fun that incorporates math. This post will provide several examples of how you can incorporate math into fun backyard games. Outdoor Math: Backyard Fun! Water Balloon Toss – A water balloon toss is a creative way that you can incorporate math and outdoor water play. There are many variations of

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Outdoor Math: Importance of Summer Learning (part 1 of 4)

Summer is a great time to take learning outside. Outdoor math can be an important part of summer learning. Encouraging educational activities this summer through outdoor playtime can help to prevent “the summer slide.” The summer slide is that gap in learning that occurs when children are out of school for the summer and their learning and retention decrease by 2-3 months to where

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