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Soccer Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Soccer Statistics Nowadays a great number of students play on some type of organized sports team.  While playing on a soccer team can improve a child’s teamwork and coordination, it can also be an opportunity to practice some math skills.  Having a child track either their own soccer statistics or their team’s soccer statistics can help them learn some real life

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Summertime Math Games

Summertime Math Games I don’t know about you, but my child loves to spend every waking minute outside during the summer.  While I am glad he loves to run around and play, it also makes it hard to find time to review the math concepts he learned during the school year.  You can use these ideas to not only spend some time playing with

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Strategies for Learning Subtraction Facts

Memorizing math facts can be extremely difficult for some children.  If this is the case with your child, there are some tips and tricks you can show them to help them remember some of the basic subtraction facts. Count Back Subtracting one or two from another number can be accomplished simply by counting backwards from the starting number.  If the problem is 7 –

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Strategies for Learning Addition Facts

Addition Facts Do your children struggle to remember their addition facts?  While it is important for children to memorize their math facts, there are some addition fact strategies that can help your child figure out some of the facts they haven’t learned yet. Count On by 1 or 2 If an addition fact involves either adding 1 or 2 to another number,  a child

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Practicing Patterns

Patterns seem like a simple concept.  And while patterns may seem unimportant, they are actually an essential part of learning math.  Children who struggle with patterns tend to struggle in many different math areas.  So how are patterns used in math, and how can you practice them with your children? Skip Counting Children use skip counting quite a bit in math. (Skip counting is

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Understanding Math Vocabulary

Children can find math challenging because they don’t understand the math vocabulary and terminology being used in the question.  One of the reasons that this can be difficult for children is because words that are used in math can have multiple meanings. Math Vocabulary Confusion The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has a great article about the variety of words use in math

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Transferring Knowledge – Math Connections in the Real World

Transferring Knowledge When working with math, the ability to make connections with other subject areas as well as the real world helps in being able to solve word problems.  When children are able to make these connections, see the whole picture, and transfer knowledge, they are more successful not only in math, but other subject areas as well.  The transfer of knowledge can happen

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Telling Time Tips and Tricks

Telling Time Tips and Tricks Although it is such an important concept for life, telling time is something that seems to be difficult for many students.  You as a parent can help your child learn how to tell time as you go about your day. Count by 5’s Parents often focus on teaching their children to count to 10, then to 20, then maybe

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Math Field Trips for Summer

Math Field Trips for Summer Fields trips are the most looked forward to days of any school year.  Kids and teachers alike get excited by the thought of spending the day outside of the classroom.  It doesn’t even matter where the field trip is as long as they are not in school!  Just because summer has started doesn’t mean the field trips have to

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Real Life Fractions

Real Life Fractions How many times have you heard your children complain that they will never use the math they are learning in real life?  Children have a hard time seeing how math is used in life, especially concepts like fractions.  There are some ways you can show your child how fractions are used in real life. Recipes Because measurements in recipes are often

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