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8 Fun Ways to Teach Number Words

One concept that children need to learn at a young age is to read their number words. This is so important not only in math (like in story problems) but also in real life. We see number words all around us every day so it is important for our children to be able to read them. Here are 8 fun ways to teach or

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Fun Winter Math Ideas

Many times a math concept has to be practiced over and over again before a child fully understands it. While this is important, it can also be boring for the child (and the parent). You can make the repetitive practice more fun for your child simply by changing the materials you use to fit the season.  Here are some fun ways to winterize your

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Properties of Addition

While math is full of rules that children need to remember, addition has three specific rules called properties. These properties detail how numbers can relate to each other within an addition equation. Children should understand these properties to make addition equations easier to answer. Commutative Property The commutative property simply states that the order of the addends can change in an addition equation, and

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Back to School Review: Lower Elementary

With the school year right around the corner, now is the time to start reviewing the math concepts your child learned last year.  If you spend some time reviewing now, your child won’t struggle as the school year begins.  For lower elementary students, you can quiz them on the following areas to make sure they are ready for the new year. Basic Math Facts

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Back to School Review: Kindergarten

While parents may or may not be excited about school coming up soon, the fact remains that back to school is right around the corner.  This series will give you some easy ways to review math concepts with children of all ages.  For upcoming Kindergarteners, now is the time to make sure that your child is ready for the school year.  But what exactly

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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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Number Sense: Comparing Numbers

Number sense is the ability to understand the relationship between numbers.  It involves knowing place value and recognizing number words.  Another concept that increases number sense is comparing numbers with each other. Comparing Basics When a child compares numbers, they are deciding if a number is greater than, less than, or equal to another number.  Special math symbols are used to indicate these relationships.

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Number Representation and Place Value with Candy Corn

Candy corn is also provides inspiration for children to be able to represent numbers. By creating candy corn using orange, white, and yellow construction paper (or a printable) you can create an art project that then ties into math. Number Representation Activities One activity you could do is a matching activity where in the white portion, you write the number in standard form, in

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Number Recognition Activities at Home

One area where younger students struggle when they a learning math is with the ability to recognize numbers.  It is an important concept for students to link the written word number like” one” and that it is associated with the number 1. For example, the child should recognize that dot, like on a die, can also represent numbers.     Making this connection is especially important

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