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Outdoor Math: Yard Work

In the last post in our series on outdoor math, examples will include how to incorporate completing yard work with math practice. While the activities covered in our previous posts were fun from the start, these activities are more helpful and possibly related to chores, but can still be a lot of fun for children. Yard work doesn’t always have to be boring and

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Outdoor Math: Importance of Summer Learning (part 1 of 4)

Summer is a great time to take learning outside. Outdoor math can be an important part of summer learning. Encouraging educational activities this summer through outdoor playtime can help to prevent “the summer slide.” The summer slide is that gap in learning that occurs when children are out of school for the summer and their learning and retention decrease by 2-3 months to where

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Flashcards & Workbooks | Avoiding the Summer Slide in Math

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Math While imbedding math into everyday activities is an important way to have children practice their math skills at home this summer, it is still beneficial if you can have them practice using a math workbook or flash cards.  These tools help children to improve their speed and accuracy for math facts that require quick recall.  The quicker they

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