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Fun Back to School Math Activities

Most children do not enjoy the thought of going back to school.  They have spent the summer happily playing, relaxing, and cartoon watching.  So they generally are not thrilled when they find out that school is right around the corner.  Here are some interesting math activities to make back to school at least a little more exciting. Back to School Shopping While the idea

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Fun with Pictographs

A pictograph uses a small picture of some kind to symbolize a number of items.  Being able to read a pictograph is a concept learned early on in elementary math, but it can be a bit confusing at first.  Practicing with pictographs at home can make the concept more hands-on and easier to understand. How To Make a Pictograph Divide a paper into columns

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Measurement & Data – Activities Using Food

The first step in learning about measuring and representing data is by collecting the data.  Collecting data can be a fun activity to do at home.  One idea would be to have your child use a cereal or candy that has a variety of colors like Fruit Loops , M & M’s or Skittles.  You can give them a measured amount of the food,

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Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data

Using technology to reinforce math skills builds intrinsic motivation for children.  There are many online and app activities to practice collecting and graphing data that can be used to help your children practice their math skills at home. Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data Graph Power is a popular children’s graphing app.  This inexpensive app can create bar graphs, line

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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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Math Field Trips for Summer

Math Field Trips for Summer Fields trips are the most looked forward to days of any school year.  Kids and teachers alike get excited by the thought of spending the day outside of the classroom.  It doesn’t even matter where the field trip is as long as they are not in school!  Just because summer has started doesn’t mean the field trips have to

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Math Activities for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there are many ways to incorporate math activities at home with the theme of love and caring. Math Activities for Valentine’s Day One popular activity to do with your children is to use a box of the candy hearts to determine how many of each color are in the box.  You could do this by placing

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