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Teaching Customary Measurement: Weight

Weight can be an interesting concept to children. They love to weigh themselves, but they don’t always have a good idea of how much things actually weigh. These activities can give your child a better idea of the relationship between ounces and pounds. It can also help them develop an understanding of the actual weight of common objects. Compare Objects Start by having them

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Teaching Customary Measurement: Capacity

How many of us as adults can easily remember how many cups are in a pint? What about how many pints in a gallon? Most of us have a hard time remembering the different measurements involved in measuring capacity. So how can we help our children remember these same facts? Here are some fun ways to introduce and review the customary measurements for capacity.

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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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Memorizing Math Facts

Hands on math activities are crucial for understanding a new concept. We can use counters, pictures, and other fun math tools to introduce the basic operations.  However, at some point our children need to begin memorizing math facts. This can definitely be one of the more challenging areas of math for any child. So how can you help your child memorize his math facts

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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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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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Helping Kids Who Hate Math

We all know those children who simply hate math.  Maybe they struggle in the subject or maybe they simply don’t enjoy it.  Either way, it can be tough to work with your child if they honestly dislike math.  If your child hates math, there are some things you can try that may help them overcome that dislike. Make it Fun As hard as it

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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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