Keeping Math Fresh This Summer

Teachers and parents alike will tell you that students are forgetful.  And many times, they forget some of what they have learned during the school year over the summer months.  You can keep math fresh in your child’s mind with some fun and easy methods. Download Math Apps Children are more than likely going to spend at least some time every week using a

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Social Media Math Rescue

As part of a local mother’s Facebook group, I have seen many mothers’ reaching out for social media math rescue, especially when their child is struggling with their math homework.  This activity has increased with the new changes to Common Core. Other group members then reach out to help not only to solve the problems, but give guidance as to how to teach the concept

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Practicing Math Skills at the Pool

With summer just around the corner, practicing math skills with outdoor activities makes learning fun for children… especially at the pool! There are ways that you can assist your child to master elementary math while swimming and splashing around this summer in the pool.  One simple activity can be to use pool toys that have numbers on them that your children have to swim to

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Summer Projects for Math Review

One good way to keep your children using their math skills all summer long is though project-based learning.  In simple terms, project-based learning is practicing math, writing, or reading concepts through a project of some kind.  Fun projects are a great summertime math review. Plan a Family Picnic While this may seems simple, it actually can require some math review.  Give your child a

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Math – Renaming Review

Renaming is one of those math skills that your child will use over and over again in every math class they take.  So how can you help your struggling child understand this important skill better? Use Concrete Renaming Examples Young children especially often have trouble understanding a concept that they can’t see in front of them.  You can give them touchable examples using any

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Math Supplies for Learning at Home

Math Supplies for learning at home

By creating a space for math supplies, you can create a math investigation area at home.  This will help your child to authentically interact and solve math problems on demand with their own math supplies. This would be similar to how a reading nook encourages you child to read and a math investigation area can encourage them to practice math. Depending on your child’s

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Math Motivators | Math Tips

Do you have one of those children that hates doing math every day?  Do they act like you are torturing them when they have to complete even a few problems?  Possibly one of these simple ideas can help motivate your child to complete their math faster (or at least with less complaining). Grade Their Own Math Papers It’s amazing how a child will get

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Playing with Ordinal Numbers – Math Activities

Ordinal numbers are the words that tell what order objects are in.  First, second, third, fourth, and fifth are the first five ordinal numbers.  While counting is often mastered early by children, it takes longer for children to grasp ordinal numbers.  This means that children should spend more time practicing them.  The good news is that it is easy to use toys to practice

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Fun with Pictographs

A pictograph uses a small picture of some kind to symbolize a number of items.  Being able to read a pictograph is a concept learned early on in elementary math, but it can be a bit confusing at first.  Practicing with pictographs at home can make the concept more hands-on and easier to understand. How To Make a Pictograph Divide a paper into columns

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