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¾ of the Way There – Learning about Fractions

Fractions are a math skill that is introduced in the 3rd grade.  It is a math concept that many kids struggle with mastering, but there are many ways that you can practice fractions at home in a fun and engaging way.  One way to really connect kids with learning about fractions is through technology.  There are many apps and websites that can grab the

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Games to Keep Math Flashcards Fun

Math Flashcards Flashcards are a necessary part of every child’s life.  After all, memorizing the basic math facts is one of the keys to succeeding in math.  But math flashcards don’t have to be boring and repetitive. There are several games you can play with your child to make learning math facts fun. Beat the Clock The only thing needed for this game is

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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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Understanding Subtraction with Regrouping

In the “olden days” when students learned how to subtract double digit and larger numbers, they learned to compute the solution with “borrowing” from the number to the left.  However, in today’s math they call this “subtraction by regrouping.”  This means that parents who are helping their child learn how to subtract will have to learn the new vocabulary and process the concept of

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How to Make Word Problems Less Scary

Your child may be able to quickly solve math problems when using mathematical notation like 10+4 or 35-3, however they may become hesitant when trying to solve similar problems that are formatted using a words.  The same problem for 10+4 could be set as a word problem in a format similar to “Jane went to the farmer’s market and bought ten apples and four

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Cooking Up Math Skills

With the increased popularity of children’s cooking shows like Guy vs Rachel Kids Cook-Off   and Master Chef Junior, you may notice your kids wanting to get into the kitchen more and create meals.  This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your children and you can even incorporate practicing math skills while cooking. Gordon Ramsay has even come out with a family-style

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Easy at Home Activities to Build a Positive Relationship with Math

There are many ways to incorporate learning math at home in daily activities like baking, cooking, eating, shopping, bath time, walks, or even swimming.  You could have your child help you to make a drink like Kool-Aid and measure out the amount of water and ingredients to make the drink.  Another activity could be to estimate how many seconds it takes to swim from

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Rainy Day Math Activities

During the summer, it is great to get outdoors with your kids while incorporating learning in their environment. However, not all days are full of sunshine and summer breezes that make this possible.  Here are a few quick and easy hands-on indoor math activities for learning fun. Lego Balance Scale On Frugal Fun 4 Boys, they have a fun way to practice learning about

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Outdoor Hands-On Activities for Summer Math Practice

Practicing math with your children this summer doesn’t have to be just an indoor and online activity.  You can get outside with your children and still practice math skills.  There are so many resources online where you can read about a variety of activities you can do outdoors with your children. Using Chalk to Solve Math Problems One simple activity would be to use

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