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As a classroom teacher, I taught many children that could add, subtract, multiply and divide with ease.  But, the minute you place a word problem in front of them…they FREEZE.  “This isn’t MATH!  This is READING!  I don’t like READING!”  Ahhhhh…when it was time to teach the word problem chapters in the math textbook, I...
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Get The Facts
Ahhh, to memorize, or not to memorize…THAT is the question!  Is it important that kids memorize their math facts?  I believe the answer is YES.  In this blog I am going to explain why math fact memorization is important and give you some fun ways to help your child improve their math fact fluency.   Let’s...
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Answer All Of The Problems. Color All Of The Rectangles With The Same Answer
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day activities to do at home?  Check out some simple activities you can do at home as well as a free math printable for your child to complete! Write Notes of Kindness Valentine’s Day is about being kind to one another and spending time with the people you love. ...
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Subtraction
Subtraction is a concept that is such a struggle for some students.  As a teacher and a parent, we have always taught the standard subtraction algorithm just like what you see in the picture below. This process is easy for some students, but extremely daunting for others.  I can remember working with students on this...
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Measuring Snowfall
Wintertime is such a magical time!  Some of you may live in an area where you get measurable snow, experience frigid temperatures, or maybe you get to enjoy warmer weather for your holiday celebrations.  There are plenty of great learning opportunities this time of year if you live in a place where you experience changing...
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Math Tricks (1)
Isn’t it amazing how numbers work together?  Maybe you’ve seen some cool math tricks or possibly you know a few.  These math tricks are a quick and easy way to calculate numbers in your head, which will save you time!  Of course, it is important that your child understands the proper way to solve problems...
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Hopscotch
Children are active, we all know that.  They like to run, jump, spin, move around, you name it.  Even when children are older, they still want to be actively moving.  This is why in the classroom, some teachers struggle to get students to follow the “traditional classroom” model.  It is unrealistic to expect a kindergartener...
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Counting
Skip counting is a skill that is sometimes not viewed as a necessary skill.  This skill actually has a lot of value in math – it goes beyond skip counting used for games.  Skip counting is a way for children to recognize patterns and it helps students with the prerequisite skills for multiplication.  Let’s take...
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Counting Candy
Can you believe Halloween is just right around the corner?  What an exciting time for children and parents alike.  This is a great time to work off of children’s excitement and use this towards learning math.  There are so many opportunities to incorporate Halloween-themed activities at home.  This may help concepts stick better, since the...
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Place Value
Place value… this is a skill that is so crucial for a solid math foundation.  Place value is taught from kindergarten all the way up through 5th grade in the elementary years.  If you take a look at the Common Core standards, the category “Numbers and Operations” are in every grade level. Understanding place value becomes...
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