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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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Pi Day Roundup | 2018

Here are some fun pi day references that we saw posted about Pi Day on the Internet in 2018.

Happy Pi Day, everyone! At Math-U-See, we love math and we love to celebrate, so a math holiday like Pi Day is perfect! Two years ago we even had a pi(e) contest at the Demme Learning home office. Here’s the pie that Steve Demme brought in that day. 🙂 Some aren’t that fond of π,…
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Free Math Facts Songs & Activities

Download free songs, activities, coloring pages, and more to help your students learn math facts!

At Math-U-See, we believe that students should not just be taught how to do math, but also the why behind it. But that doesn’t mean that memorizing facts and formulas has no value; having math facts available on demand frees students to focus on new concepts and skills. Mastering addition facts is a critical part…
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How Parents Can Sneak Math Into Their Day [6 Tips]

Let me share some tricks that will help you incorporate mathematical facts into your day that don’t seem “mathy”.

My Relationship with Math I know you will find it hard to believe that I am about to celebrate my fourth year of working for Demme Learning and I have still not fallen in love with mathematics. True statement. To this day I would still prefer to diagram a sentence than work on mathematics problems.…
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4 Outdoor Math Activities for Kids

These outdoor math activities may inspire your student to use his mathematical thinking skills while spending quality time together.

Teaching math can be much more than working problems from a textbook. You can turn outdoor activities and trips into opportunities to sharpen and teach math. Take advantage of backyard playtime, a walk in the woods, or a visit to a city or beach to talk about math. The key ingredient to teaching math skills…
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5 Tips for Reducing Math Anxiety in Your Children

Kick math anxiety to the curb with these tips.

What is Math Anxiety and Why Is It Contagious? Many children struggle with early math concepts. This can produce feelings of stress which can then lead to anxiety. Together these can produce both biological and psychological symptoms in the form of an upset stomach, frequent headaches, sweating, memory impairments, tension, and concentration issues. When past…
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What to Do When Your Kid Makes a Math Mistake

Here are four simple ways that you can respond to a math mistake in a positive way that will really support your student's long-term mastery.

In my work with my students, it’s really essential to me to also create a relaxed, playful environment. And a big part of this is how I handle it when students make mistakes. I create a growth-oriented environment by asking very specific questions which support their mastery process. Here are four simple ways that you…
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4 Creative Activities for Reinforcing Place Value

Try supplementing and reinforcing the concept of place value with these creative activities.

Place value is a key mathematics concept for students to learn. The concept that numbers can be broken apart and put back together gives students a more solid understanding of how different operations work. Knowing when to exchange groups of units (ones) for tens, how to handle a zero in the hundreds place when subtracting,…
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6 Signs Your Math Curriculum Isn’t Working

Selecting a math curriculum is a huge decision for homeschoolers.

Selecting a math curriculum is a huge decision for homeschoolers. After all, math is one of the “Three R’s,” full of essential skills your student needs to master, now and for their entire life. Talk about pressure! So you do your research, and you weigh all the options (Wow…So. Many. Options…) and, with probably a…
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Plan for Math with These 5 Tips

It's important to have a plan when you're teaching math; here are some tips that can help you as you plan your year in math.

It’s important to have a plan when you’re teaching math; here are some tips that can help you as you plan your year in math. When I was first hired to teach high school math, I was replacing a teacher who had only covered two chapters of a 12-chapter book. He knew math but was…
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