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Counting Money

Even though we live in a world where people are increasingly using debit and credit cards to make purchases, children still need to understand how to count and use money.  However counting change can be extremely tricky for many children. It takes a lot of practice to enable children to count change without struggling.  The good news is that practice can be fun and

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Back to School Review: Kindergarten

While parents may or may not be excited about school coming up soon, the fact remains that back to school is right around the corner.  This series will give you some easy ways to review math concepts with children of all ages.  For upcoming Kindergarteners, now is the time to make sure that your child is ready for the school year.  But what exactly

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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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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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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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Laundry Math

Laundry Math I don’t know about you, by my little ones love to help me with chores around the house.  And I love to let them help. Well, maybe not “love” because it does make the chores take longer, but I do let them because I know that it is good for them.  One of the chores they help with the most is laundry.

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Creating a Number Ladder & Play Dough Mats

Inspired by a blog I recently read, I thought the number ladder was an excellent resource for parents to be able to use at home with their children to practice basic number recognition as well as addition or subtraction. Creating a Number Ladder The number ladder is a strip of paper that is numbered from 0 to 10 (or higher for more complexity) that

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Summer Money Math – Saving

After your child has done the hard work earning the money, their first instinct may to be to run over to the mall to buy the latest and greatest trendy item.  My parents said that the money was “burning a hole in my pocket.” Younger children may not understand that they have not earned the total amount needed to buy the item they are

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Summer Money Math – Earning

A great way for children to practice their money math skills this summer is though earning, saving, and spending. Money can be earned by completing chores around the house, helping out neighbors, or even working a part time summer job. When children earn a reward like an allowance for a job well done, they take accountability for their actions and want to do the

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