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Teaching Fractions through Measurement (Post 3 of 4)

Learning about fractions can be made fun by incorporating hands on activities that involve measurement and fractions.  The first idea in teaching fractions through measurements that comes to mind is baking.  When baking with your children, you can use the measuring cups to practice their fraction skills about what ingredients have to be mixed together in the bowl.  You can also cover the concept

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Measurement & Data – Activities Using Food

The first step in learning about measuring and representing data is by collecting the data.  Collecting data can be a fun activity to do at home.  One idea would be to have your child use a cereal or candy that has a variety of colors like Fruit Loops , M & M’s or Skittles.  You can give them a measured amount of the food,

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Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data

Using technology to reinforce math skills builds intrinsic motivation for children.  There are many online and app activities to practice collecting and graphing data that can be used to help your children practice their math skills at home. Top Online Games and Apps to Practice Measurement and Data Graph Power is a popular children’s graphing app.  This inexpensive app can create bar graphs, line

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Candy Corn Math Activities

There are so many activities inspired by the use candy corn that make learning math at home enjoyable! This last post in our series will cover a few more activities of a varied nature as well as provide resources for even more math candy corn fun! Candy Corn Math Activities I loved the idea of using candy corn as a form of measurement. In

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Measurement and Data – The Basics

Measurement and Data – The Basics One common thread through all levels of math, even as early as kindergarten, is collecting data and then representing the data through graphs.  This important skill can be integrated into home learning activities that are engaging for your children and also incorporate real-life scenarios.  This series will concentrate on a variety of activities that you can use at

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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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Understanding Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Has your child ever struggled with understanding the difference between perimeter, area, and volume?  After all, finding perimeter, area, and volume generally involves using several different formulas depending on the shape you are working with, and that can be extremely confusing for most children. While children may struggle to choose and work with the correct formula on paper, taking a hands-on approach may help

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Snow Melt, Flooding, and Math Connections

With the popularity of Olaf , the snowman from the movie Frozen, as well as the record breaking snowfall this winter, the topic of snow melting has become a very popular topic in the last few weeks.  As spring is heading upon us and the snow is being to melt, many states around the country will be faced with a new threat of flooding. 

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Teaching Temperature Tips

With the temperatures plummeting across the nation, including even where I live in South Florida, it has been a hot topic in schools and a great teachable moment.  Teaching children about temperatures incorporates both math and science skills.  Younger children may learn about temperature in general terms including hot, cold, and warm, where with older children they could learn freezing and boiling points as

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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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