Basketball Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Basketball Statistics Math can be found in every area of life including sports.  Children will enjoy using math to find their own statistics for the sports they play. Basketball is a popular winter sport for children of all ages. Finding common basketball statistics for themselves and their teammates is a fun way to reinforce math concepts. Total Points Per Game Children

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Helping Students Follow Directions in Math

Helping Students Follow Directions in Math Continuing on the theme of areas where children struggle in math and how to help, one of the areas of weakness is in the ability to follow directions in math.  Reading directions and listening to verbal directions are key in being successful in solving math problems.  Depending on what the directions are, students may be asked to round

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Baseball Statistics – Math in Sports

Baseball Statistics Team sports are fun and exciting for many children.  However, they can also be used to review math concepts that children tend to struggle with.  Our last post in this series talked about how soccer statistics use math.  Baseball is another sport filled with statistics.  Children who play baseball will enjoy coming home and finding out for themselves their own baseball statistics

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Building Strength in Computation Skills

Computation Skills are Essential One area where students may struggle in math is in computation.  Computation skills are essential to being able to solve math problems.  Children need to learn to be able to compute both mentally and when using a calculator.  The faster and more accurate their skills, the easier it will be to solve multiple-step and more complex problems. Frequent and Repetitive

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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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How to Help if Math “Isn’t Your Thing”

Preventing the Summer Slide in Math Many parents may find the thought of teaching their child math scary.  Depending upon the age of your child, you may feel that they have surpassed your expertise in math and you may not know how to provide the best support for them just at home.  There are other options to help your child to build their math skills

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Flashcards & Workbooks | Avoiding the Summer Slide in Math

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Math While imbedding math into everyday activities is an important way to have children practice their math skills at home this summer, it is still beneficial if you can have them practice using a math workbook or flash cards.  These tools help children to improve their speed and accuracy for math facts that require quick recall.  The quicker they

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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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