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3 Problem-Solving Math Activities


Try some of these easy and fun problem-solving math activities with your student today!

A problem is simply a “problem” because there is no immediate, known solution. Problem solving activities in mathematics extend well beyond traditional word problems. You can provide your student with activities that promote application of math skills while “busting boredom” at the same time! Puzzles and riddles, patterns, and logic problems can all be valuable…
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Make Word Problems Fun [Video]


Make word problems fun with these tips from Gretchen.

I really love doing Facebook LIVE presentations. I particularly enjoy it when I have the opportunity to talk about something that strikes a chord with homeschool parents. We did a Facebook LIVE video talking about working with students and mathematical word problems. It was like touching that third electrified rail in so far as how…
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Real Life Math: 7 Practical Examples


Here are some great ways to incorporate real life math into your everyday living and get your kids involved in areas of life where math is impactful.

You don’t have to look very hard to realize that math is around us all the time and impacts our lives on a daily basis. Your students may not realize just how often they are encountering math in what they do every day. Does anyone in your home play a musical instrument? Then they are…
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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Shows The Beauty of Trusting Parents


“I don’t know that way. Why would they change math? Math is math. Math is math!”

In Pixar’s long-awaited movie, Incredibles 2, Mr. Incredible finds himself navigating the challenges of being a stay-at-home dad. One of those challenges is helping his son Dash with his math homework. In this hilarious scene, Dash says: “That’s not the way you’re supposed to do it, Dad. They want us to do it this way.”…
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5 Fun Summer Math Games


Explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more with your children with these fun summer math games.

Summer offers parents and preschoolers time to enjoy the outdoors while still “stretching the brain.” The outdoor environment provides endless rich opportunities to build upon your child’s mathematical skills. Together, you can explore numbers, shapes, measurements, and more by trying some of these fun and easy guided activities or by simply asking the right questions…
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6 Reasons Why We Learn Algebra


There are several reasons why we learn algebra; we're covering six today.

When a student says they’re studying algebra, a common reply from adults is, “I haven’t used that since I graduated from high school.” Responses like this can be discouraging to students who wonder why we learn algebra if it is not useful for life. I have good news for algebra students: algebra does indeed enrich…
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5 Summer Math Tips


Here are five summer math tips to keep your child's math skills sharp during the summer months.

Keep your child’s hard-earned learning from slipping down the “summer brain drain”. Here are five summer math tips to keep your child’s math skills sharp during the summer months. 5 Summer Math Tips 1) Explore Math Concepts with Blocks If your child will be starting Math-U-See for the first time in the fall, allow them…
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Memorizing Math Facts with Steve Demme [Video]


In a recent webinar, Steve Demme talked about some great strategies for memorizing math facts.

In a recent Math-U-See webinar our founder Steve Demme took some time to talk about Math-U-See’s philosophy in his own words. He also provides some great strategies for nailing down those math facts. Here’s what he had to say: I’m going to start with a quick summary of the Math-U-See philosophy. This will be helpful…
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7 Ways to Bring Joy to Learning Math


How can we impart the joy of learning math to our students?

Whether we are educating students at home or in a classroom, we have wonderful hopes and dreams for our students and their learning, including actually enjoying learning. In the day-to-day slog of life, though, it is so easy for us to lose sight of those lofty goals. How often do we find our Pinterest-worthy dreams…
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4 Fun Spring Math Activities


Spring math activities for the whole family to enjoy! Going outdoors allows you and your preschooler to conduct active explorations of early math concepts.

It’s spring – time to get outdoors! Together the fresh air, sunshine, and change of scenery bring endless possibilities for exploration. In the excitement of a new season of growth the outdoor environment can be just what your young child needs to get excited about playing, practicing, and investigating math concepts. So sneak some math-related…
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