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Baseball Statistics – Math in Sports

Baseball Statistics Team sports are fun and exciting for many children.  However, they can also be used to review math concepts that children tend to struggle with.  Our last post in this series talked about how soccer statistics use math.  Baseball is another sport filled with statistics.  Children who play baseball will enjoy coming home and finding out for themselves their own baseball statistics

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Practicing Patterns

Patterns seem like a simple concept.  And while patterns may seem unimportant, they are actually an essential part of learning math.  Children who struggle with patterns tend to struggle in many different math areas.  So how are patterns used in math, and how can you practice them with your children? Skip Counting Children use skip counting quite a bit in math. (Skip counting is

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Developing Fun Summer Math Activities

Developing Fun Summer Math Activities After you have identified the topics and areas within mathematics that you would like to focus on helping your child to practice or master over the summer, you need to figure out fun ways for implementing it in their summer routine.  Think of things that you may be doing over the summer and see if there is a way

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Real Life Fractions

Real Life Fractions How many times have you heard your children complain that they will never use the math they are learning in real life?  Children have a hard time seeing how math is used in life, especially concepts like fractions.  There are some ways you can show your child how fractions are used in real life. Recipes Because measurements in recipes are often

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Grocery Store Math: Estimating, Making Change, Multiplication and Division

Grocery Store Math Most older children truly dislike going to the grocery store.  However, grocery shopping can be the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to real life cases where math is important and useful. Estimating Most people at the store have a general idea of how much money they can or want to spend.  Ensuring that they stay below that amount means that

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Grocery Store Math

Grocery Store Math Of all the things your child hates to do, going to the grocery store probably tops their list.  Shopping can be a boring experience for a child, but it can also be a good time to introduce your child to some real life math problems for children of any age. Number Recognition There are numbers everywhere in a grocery store. Point

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Easter Math Activities

With Easter just around the corner, it would be a great time to make connections with math with an Easter theme.  Eggs and candies can all be used as themes for Easter math activities. Easter Math Activities One popular math activity is to use plastic Easter eggs for solving simple math problems.  The child has to match the answer written on one half of

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Winter Olympics Math Activities

Winter Olympics Math Activities Using the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia is a fun and family-friendly way to practice math skills at home.  Math activities can be based around your evening watching of the Olympics or even following the statistics on the Olympic website. Developing Predictions Developing predictions or inferences based on the various sports, athletes, and countries is a great activity for children

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