Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home – Setup

Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home Writing isn’t just for Language Arts class anymore!  One fun way to get your children engaged in math at home is to create an interactive math notebook.  In this series focusing on creating a math notebook, you will learn how to setup a math notebook, encourage your child to add interactive elements to their notebook, and how

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Mastering Place Value – Number Sense

Children of all ages need to develop a quality known as number sense.  Number sense involves understanding how numbers relate to each other.  One important aspect of number sense is mastering place value. Place Value Defined Place value is breaking down each digit in a number into its true value.  For example, the number 273 has a 2 in the hundreds place, a 7

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Candy Corn Math Activities

There are so many activities inspired by the use candy corn that make learning math at home enjoyable! This last post in our series will cover a few more activities of a varied nature as well as provide resources for even more math candy corn fun! Candy Corn Math Activities I loved the idea of using candy corn as a form of measurement. In

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Addition and Subtraction with Candy Corn

In our previous posts, we talked about how candy corn is a great medium and inspiration for practicing estimation and number representation. In this post, we will provide engaging activities for your children using candy corn and the math concepts of addition and subtraction. Addition and Subtraction with Candy Corn Similar to craft ideas in the post about number representation and place value, you

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Number Representation and Place Value with Candy Corn

Candy corn is also provides inspiration for children to be able to represent numbers. By creating candy corn using orange, white, and yellow construction paper (or a printable) you can create an art project that then ties into math. Number Representation Activities One activity you could do is a matching activity where in the white portion, you write the number in standard form, in

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Candy Corn Math – Estimation

With fall now in full swing, the leaves changing, football games in action, and the weather cooling down, it would be fun to practice math skills at home using a fall theme. As an added bonus, candy corn is inexpensive and provides a tasty motivation for children to practice their math skills. When thinking about this idea of using candy for math, I was

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Measurement and Data – The Basics

Measurement and Data – The Basics One common thread through all levels of math, even as early as kindergarten, is collecting data and then representing the data through graphs.  This important skill can be integrated into home learning activities that are engaging for your children and also incorporate real-life scenarios.  This series will concentrate on a variety of activities that you can use at

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Graphing with an Atlas

Graphing in math class can seem like an abstract concept that a child will never use again.  However graphing is used frequently in real life.  One way that the concept of graphing is commonly used is in reading a map.  You can give your child real life graphing practice by using an atlas. Start with Graphing Basics When reading a graph in math class,

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Football Statistics – Math in Sports

Team sports are a great way to use math in a real life situation.  Kids often see math as an unnecessary evil.  It can be helpful to show them that math is used by many people in many professions.  One way that math is used in sports is to figure out player and team statistics.  So far, we have discussed finding soccer, baseball, and

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