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Ways to Use Visual Learning in Elementary Math

June 4, 2018

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Think back to when you were learning math in school, and you’ll probably remember being drilled with quick problem solving and memorizing multiplication tables. While these methods have their place in learning math, researchers now recognize how important it is to understand the concepts behind math operations, and how critical it is to provide kids with visual models to aid in their understanding. Keep reading to discover some of the most important visual tools to use while teaching kids math concepts and operations.

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Engaging End-of-the-Year Math Project Ideas for Grades 1-3

May 14, 2018

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It’s almost that time of the year again, and kids everywhere are getting excited for some summer fun in the sun! Even though the school year is drawing to a close, it’s important that kids stay engaged in meaningful learning. If you’re looking for ideas to keep kids focused during the last few weeks of school, this article will give you 4 fun ideas for exciting end of the year math projects!

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5 Hands-On Strategies to Teach Measurements for Grades 1-3

March 19, 2018

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Are you looking for new ideas to teach measurement in a fun, yet meaningful way? Measurement is a necessary skill for kids to learn, but kids have a hard time grasping the concept from desk work alone. Instead, offer kids hands-on ways to to engage with measurement and data to keep them motivated, and set a real-life purpose for learning this important math concept. 

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Hands-On Geometry Activities for Elementary Kids

March 12, 2018

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Toddlers learn a lot about geometry long before they ever enter the classroom. But once kids get to school, they begin to learn much more about the shapes and angles that make up their world. Since geometry is ever so present in the environment around us, it’s only natural to teach kids geometry through the use of hands-on objects and activities. 

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Engaging Place Value Games for K-2

March 5, 2018

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Place value is so important for kids to master since it sets the foundation for all other math concepts to come! Thanks to place value, we’re able to understand the value and meaning behind numbers; learning it early on increases kids’ sense of numeracy and prepares them for learning complicated math operations.  

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Simple Tips to Make Learning Fractions Easy

Feb. 19, 2018

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Fractions get a bad rap for being difficult and frustrating to work with. But learning to work with fractions doesn’t have to be such a struggle! Let’s take a look at some easy ways to make learning fractions easier for both you and your child. This next article will explore 4 simple tips to help your little mathematician learn fractions. 

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6 Tips for Teaching Kids to Solve Word Problems in Math

Dec. 18, 2017

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If your child is like most kids, he or she struggles with word problems in math class. Math word problems are tough, and many kids come home frustrated with their homework as they take on this tricky type of math problem. Fortunately, there are many tricks and tips to make this tough task just a bit easier on your child.

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Strategies for Teaching Math in Grades 1 through 3

Dec. 5, 2017

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Most of us remember long school days filled with memorizing multiplication tables and learning formulas with very little reasoning behind the operations we used. But in today’s classroom, not only are kids learning more complex math sooner, they’re developing number sense to understand the steps they take to solve problems. This article will explore different strategies to use as we teach kids to grow their number sense and gain a thorough understanding of math.

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Physical Science Projects for Early Learners

Nov. 28, 2017

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As parents, we know that our kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Since our kids are natural scientists, early childhood is the best time to begin exploring chemistry to learn more about the chemicals and materials in their world. Inspire and fascinate your child with the following physical science activities for kids! 

 

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Fun Physics Experiments for Kids

Nov. 20, 2017

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Let’s delve into the world of physics and see how fun it can be for kids! While physics sounds like a tough subject to tackle, there are many kid-friendly experiments to engage kids while exposing them to meaningful STEM activities.

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