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Using Math Journals

Have you ever wanted to incorporate more writing into your math lessons?  After all, students need to be able to write about many different things in many different areas.  One easy way to add a little writing into your math lesson is by using math journals. What is a Math Journal? Math journals are a simple way to incorporate a small amount of writing

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Practicing Math Skills at the Pool

With summer just around the corner, practicing math skills with outdoor activities makes learning fun for children… especially at the pool! There are ways that you can assist your child to master elementary math while swimming and splashing around this summer in the pool.  One simple activity can be to use pool toys that have numbers on them that your children have to swim to

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Math Motivators | Math Tips

Do you have one of those children that hates doing math every day?  Do they act like you are torturing them when they have to complete even a few problems?  Possibly one of these simple ideas can help motivate your child to complete their math faster (or at least with less complaining). Grade Their Own Math Papers It’s amazing how a child will get

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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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Practicing Cost with Christmas Catalogs

Christmas season is upon us again, and if your house is anything like mine, you are overflowing with sales flyers.  The flyers are full of fun toys and interesting games and gadgets for kids.  Instead of trying to hide those flyers from your children, why not use them to practice finding the true cost of an item. The True Cost with Sales Tax Children

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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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Football Statistics – Math in Sports

Team sports are a great way to use math in a real life situation.  Kids often see math as an unnecessary evil.  It can be helpful to show them that math is used by many people in many professions.  One way that math is used in sports is to figure out player and team statistics.  So far, we have discussed finding soccer, baseball, and

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Estimation and Rounding Hands-on Activities

In this series on estimation and rounding, you will learn about methods to teach your children about how to estimate and round through hands-on activities.  These are important skills to learn, that as adults, we use in our everyday lives.  It is also a recurring topic that is covered in almost every grade level of math from first grade through high school. Learning to

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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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