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Graphing with an Atlas

Graphing in math class can seem like an abstract concept that a child will never use again.  However graphing is used frequently in real life.  One way that the concept of graphing is commonly used is in reading a map.  You can give your child real life graphing practice by using an atlas. Start with Graphing Basics When reading a graph in math class,

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Football Statistics – Math in Sports

Team sports are a great way to use math in a real life situation.  Kids often see math as an unnecessary evil.  It can be helpful to show them that math is used by many people in many professions.  One way that math is used in sports is to figure out player and team statistics.  So far, we have discussed finding soccer, baseball, and

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Basketball Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Basketball Statistics Math can be found in every area of life including sports.  Children will enjoy using math to find their own statistics for the sports they play. Basketball is a popular winter sport for children of all ages. Finding common basketball statistics for themselves and their teammates is a fun way to reinforce math concepts. Total Points Per Game Children

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Baseball Statistics – Math in Sports

Baseball Statistics Team sports are fun and exciting for many children.  However, they can also be used to review math concepts that children tend to struggle with.  Our last post in this series talked about how soccer statistics use math.  Baseball is another sport filled with statistics.  Children who play baseball will enjoy coming home and finding out for themselves their own baseball statistics

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Soccer Statistics – Math in Sports

Math in Sports: Soccer Statistics Nowadays a great number of students play on some type of organized sports team.  While playing on a soccer team can improve a child’s teamwork and coordination, it can also be an opportunity to practice some math skills.  Having a child track either their own soccer statistics or their team’s soccer statistics can help them learn some real life

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Strategies for Learning Addition Facts

Addition Facts Do your children struggle to remember their addition facts?  While it is important for children to memorize their math facts, there are some addition fact strategies that can help your child figure out some of the facts they haven’t learned yet. Count On by 1 or 2 If an addition fact involves either adding 1 or 2 to another number,  a child

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Practicing Patterns

Patterns seem like a simple concept.  And while patterns may seem unimportant, they are actually an essential part of learning math.  Children who struggle with patterns tend to struggle in many different math areas.  So how are patterns used in math, and how can you practice them with your children? Skip Counting Children use skip counting quite a bit in math. (Skip counting is

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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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