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Customary Measurement: Length

Have you ever wondered how to introduce the units of length, weight, capacity, and temperature without just making your child memorize the customary measurements? These concepts can be fun and to learn. In this series, we will share some interesting ways to introduce and practice common measurement skills. Teaching length tends to be fun anyway because children enjoy using a ruler, but you can

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8 Fun Ways to Teach Number Words

One concept that children need to learn at a young age is to read their number words. This is so important not only in math (like in story problems) but also in real life. We see number words all around us every day so it is important for our children to be able to read them. Here are 8 fun ways to teach or

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Fun Manipulatives for Hands On Math

We all know that math can be a pretty boring subject. We can all remember doing page after page of math problems to learn a new skill. However, in order for your child to fully understand the math they are learning, we need to make math both fun and interesting. One easy way to make math fun, especially for younger children, is to use

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Fun with Shapes

Teaching children about shapes can be a fun adventure. There are so many interesting ways to introduce or review the shape names.  You can use these activities to introduce a lesson on shapes.  They would also be a fun review before a test or even an interesting assessment after the lesson is over. Shape Scavenger Hunt Have your child search for specific shapes around

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Fun Winter Math Ideas

Many times a math concept has to be practiced over and over again before a child fully understands it. While this is important, it can also be boring for the child (and the parent). You can make the repetitive practice more fun for your child simply by changing the materials you use to fit the season.  Here are some fun ways to winterize your

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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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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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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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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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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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