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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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Master Addition Facts with Free Music & Activities


Mastering addition facts is a critical part of becoming a confident math student.

Mastering addition facts is a critical part of becoming a confident math student. Songs, music, and rhyme are all helpful tools to aid students in memorizing and reciting their math facts. Maybe you remember Three Is A Magic Number, My Hero, Zero, and other Schoolhouse Rock hits fondly, and can still sing them word for…
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Should Your Preschooler Use Math-U-See Blocks?


You can prepare your preschooler for Math-U-See by providing her with purposeful activity and play in advance.

You can prepare your preschooler for Math-U-See by providing her with purposeful activity and play in advance. Perhaps it’s happened in your house. It’s time for Math-U-See, and your older children are getting out their workbooks and manipulatives. In the meantime, your preschooler, drawn to the colorful blocks, asks, “Can I use the blocks, too?”…
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Outdoor Summer Math Games & Apps


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

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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10 Math Games for Early Learners


Try some of these fun and educational math games to introduce your child to math.

Young children love to ask questions and play games that involve many aspects of mathematics. Early learners need math experiences that incorporate their senses, that require them to experiment and make observations, and that allow them time to investigate a topic further. As your child’s first teacher, you can start introducing basic math concepts such…
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Make Memorizing Math Facts Fun With These 10 Activities


Add some of these idea to your math repertoire to make the task of learning math facts a fun and less stressful activity.

Add some of these idea to your math repertoire to make the task of learning math facts a fun and less stressful activity. There is no discounting the importance of your child memorizing basic math facts. It can be discouraging when you know he understands the math concept for the operation but still struggles to…
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Introduce Children to Numbers Easily with These 8 Math Activities


These simple math activities will help teach the names of numbers, what they look like, how to count them in order, and much more!

Numbers and counting are naturally a part of your child’s day. From counting his toes to saying, “one, two, three, go!” while playing in the yard, he is already observing and gathering information about numbers. Math is another avenue for your preschooler to understand and make sense of his world. Learning opportunities that incorporate play…
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3 Problem-Solving Math Activities for Kids


Try some of these fun activities with your student to help strengthen your problem-solving skills together.

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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Hands-on Math Activities


As a parent you can take advantage of down time on rainy days and summer break, waiting for an appointment, driving in the car, or strolling through the park to broaden and enrich your student’s understanding of math. The two simple math activities outlined below can be effective ways to strengthen and extend fundamental math skills.

When it comes to learning math, you know that building a good foundation is essential. Your goal is to produce confident problem solvers who enjoy the study of math. You want your student to learn and master the underlying concepts of math that are critical to successful problem solving. Once mastery is demonstrated, how can…
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