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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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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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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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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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Football
When students are learning new math topics, we often hear the infamous question, “When will I use this again?”  This is a question that all parents and teachers have probably heard from time to time, especially with older students. There are some advanced topics that may be brushed to the side once the textbook closes...
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