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Fun Geometry Games

Learning geometry is usually fun for children.  They enjoy playing with shape blocks and using mirrors to learn about symmetry.  However, you may not have access to lots and lots of hands on materials to use with your children.  The good news is that you can find websites that act just like those same manipulatives to give your children the same experience. Geoboard A

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Back to School Review: Upper Elementary

A new school year is right around the corner for most of us.  Now is the perfect time to start reviewing the skills and concepts that your children learned last year.  Going over those math concepts allows your child to be fully prepared for the school year ahead.  Here are some ideas of concepts to review with your upper elementary child. Basic Math Facts

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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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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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Practicing Number Words – Number Sense

Another important aspect of place value is the ability to recognize and write numbers in words.  We touched on this a little in the post on place value.  Children need to be able to read words written in number form, not just in school but in life as well. Simple Number Words Children should start by being able to read and recognize the simple

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Rounding Numbers – Review Strategies

One of the strategies emphasized in elementary math classes is the ability to round numbers.  In rounding, numbers are changed to a number that is either larger or smaller depending on which it is closer too.  Because rounding numbers can seem abstract (especially as the numbers get larger), it can be a difficult task for students to master. There are several ways to teach

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Soccer Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Soccer Statistics Nowadays a great number of students play on some type of organized sports team.  While playing on a soccer team can improve a child’s teamwork and coordination, it can also be an opportunity to practice some math skills.  Having a child track either their own soccer statistics or their team’s soccer statistics can help them learn some real life

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Telling Time Tips and Tricks

Telling Time Tips and Tricks Although it is such an important concept for life, telling time is something that seems to be difficult for many students.  You as a parent can help your child learn how to tell time as you go about your day. Count by 5’s Parents often focus on teaching their children to count to 10, then to 20, then maybe

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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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