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Computer Programming and Math

In a previous post on learning about angles, I briefly mentioned the use of code.org to learn math concepts.  Code.org sponsors a challenge during a week in December for children all around the world to spend at least one hour learning about computer programming.  This year code.org added additional levels with the themes of Star Wars and Minecraft. Children use Blocky Code and Java

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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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Graphic Organizers for Math: Venn Diagrams

Graphic organizers help children to organize their thoughts on paper before completing a task. Traditionally, you will see graphic organizers used in language arts, reading, science, and social studies to help organize thoughts, ideas, or the order of events or a process. Graphic organizers for math can also be a great tool for the same reasons. In this series, you will learn how you

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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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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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Keeping Math Fresh This Summer

Teachers and parents alike will tell you that students are forgetful.  And many times, they forget some of what they have learned during the school year over the summer months.  You can keep math fresh in your child’s mind with some fun and easy methods. Download Math Apps Children are more than likely going to spend at least some time every week using a

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Math – Renaming Review

Renaming is one of those math skills that your child will use over and over again in every math class they take.  So how can you help your struggling child understand this important skill better? Use Concrete Renaming Examples Young children especially often have trouble understanding a concept that they can’t see in front of them.  You can give them touchable examples using any

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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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Creating an Interactive Math Notebook – Getting Down the Facts

One of the important components of the interactive math notebook, while not highly interactive in itself, is the basis for learning and organizing math skills.   This part of the notebook needs to be developed prior to moving to the higher level of interactive elements of the notebook.  For example, to build upon an idea in math you may need to know vocabulary, basic facts,

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Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home – Setup

Creating an Interactive Math Notebook for Home Writing isn’t just for Language Arts class anymore!  One fun way to get your children engaged in math at home is to create an interactive math notebook.  In this series focusing on creating a math notebook, you will learn how to setup a math notebook, encourage your child to add interactive elements to their notebook, and how

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