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Creative Math Resources & Activities to Avoid the Summer Slide

During the summer months, it is important for children to continue to learn and grow despite not having formal classroom instruction.  It is important to implement learning experiences at home to help your children avoid the “summer slide.”  In this series you will learn about a variety of math resources and activities that can help you to help your child avoid the loss of

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Math Games with Dominoes

Using toys, games, and craft supplies that you have at home already and repurposing them for academic math games with your child is fun way to engage them in summer learning.  Dominoes lend themselves to be easily adapted for math games.  Here are some ideas for using dominoes this summer to reinforce your child’s math skills. Domino Parking Lot is a free downloadable game

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Summer Money Math – Spending & Sharing

To conclude our series on Summer Money Math, the final part of the earning process is typically some spending.  How your child makes good choices about spending should include family involvement and discussion during the goal setting process of why they want to earn the money.  What did they want the end result to be?  It should be a balanced combination of saving, spending,

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Summer Money Math – Saving

After your child has done the hard work earning the money, their first instinct may to be to run over to the mall to buy the latest and greatest trendy item.  My parents said that the money was “burning a hole in my pocket.” Younger children may not understand that they have not earned the total amount needed to buy the item they are

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Summer Money Math – Earning

A great way for children to practice their money math skills this summer is though earning, saving, and spending. Money can be earned by completing chores around the house, helping out neighbors, or even working a part time summer job. When children earn a reward like an allowance for a job well done, they take accountability for their actions and want to do the

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Keys to Helping your Child Solve Word Problems

While many parents think that learning math has only to do with numbers, learning how to read the question and understand math vocabulary are key to helping your child to be successful at solving word problems.  Word problems are typically introduced as early as kindergarten with very simple language; However, this skill is typically reinforced beginning in 3rd and 4th grade when many children

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Ways Parents Can Help with Math

I came across this great list of the top ten ways that parents can help with math at home while browsing on Pinterest.  It provides you with ways that you can incorporate learning and practicing math skills at home with your child with activities that you are already doing at home or are easy to incorporate in everyday activities. Suggestions include looking for shapes

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2, 4, 6, 8 – Number Patterns

Number patterns are the next component in the learning of sequencing after learning how to visualize patterns and creating and extending patterns.   Easy number sequencing would include skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, or adding 1 to each sequential number.  You can download one of the worksheets from this website for examples.  These include activities where your child will have to figure out

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