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Fun Online Games to Develop 5 Essential Math Skills in Preschool

June 21, 2024

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There is abundant research that tells us that kids of all ages learn best through experiences that bring them joy. Not only do children learn more when they’re having fun, but they foster a more positive perception of what they’re studying and grow to enjoy learning in general. In this article we will talk about five major groups of core math skills preschoolers need to acquire and recommend fun interactive games that will help to boost those skill through play.

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Learning Games: Exciting New Feature on Talented and Gifted Online!

June 18, 2024

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new feature in Talented and Gifted Online: the Toy Box! Now kids can take a break from their lessons to play educational games that review basic math and ELA skills. All games were designed to make the learning process more enjoyable by and effective by allowing children to review foundational skills in a fun and friendly way. Toy Box can be easily accessed online from any device and browser! 

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Check Out Our Collection of Word Problem Worksheets and Videos!

June 12, 2024

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It’s no secret that word problems are notoriously challenging for early learners. They’re so tough because solving them takes reading comprehension and mathematical skills, both of which are still new to kids in the first few years of their schooling. However, teaching word problems from a young age is incredibly important for fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills while allowing children to understand how math applies to real-life situations. 

Kids Academy offers a large library of word problem worksheets for learners at every level! Let’s look at some of our best word problem worksheets and teacher-led videos that will help students master the solving strategies.

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Reinforcing Subtraction Word Problems with Online Tools by Kids Academy

May 28, 2024

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Ask any second grader about the hardest part of math, and most are likely to say word problems. Word problems are tough because so many things can go wrong when trying to solve them. Children who already struggle to read will find this type of math problem extra challenging. Even those who excel in reading might find math phrases and concepts tricky. Many students lack the focus to connect all these skills together, from reading them to figuring out which operation to use before finally following through to solve it. Add a notoriously tough math concept like subtraction, and one can see why these problems are so daunting!

Kids Academy is constantly striving to bring teachers and families new, innovative ways to make teaching and learning easier and more efficient. Two possible solutions include Kids Academy Classroom and Talented and Gifted Online, both of which are digital tools to reinforce learning and skills practice. 

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Easy Addition and Subtraction Worksheets for Kindergarten

April 30, 2024

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During their first school year, grade K, children learn the basics of operations with numbers, such as counting groups of objects and counting forward and backward along a number line. When it comes to addition and subtraction, by the end of the year learners should master single digit addition, subtraction, and follow multi-step directions in word problems. 

If you’re not sure where to start their addition and subtraction journey, let’s explore the milestones that all early math learners must master, along with helpful simple worksheets that they can use for practice. 

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Interactive Math Quizzes for Kindergarteners

April 2, 2024

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Because the math that 5 and 6-year-olds learn is so crucial to their developing skills, it’s important that parents and teachers have a strong idea of a child’s strengths and weaknesses. The easiest way to get it is to assess their knowledge regularly using a quiz or test. However, it’s understandable that to some quizzing a 6-year-old might seem boring and unmotivating. That’s where Kids Academy comes in to save the day! We provide short, targeted quizzes that feel more like solving a puzzle than completing a math problem. By playing with gamified quizzes, kids have fun while working hard, and parents get the feedback they need to monitor learning. Read the article to learn more!

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Graph Worksheets and Lessons for 9-Year-Olds

March 19, 2024

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Learning to read different types of graphs is a crucial skill for early learners. After all, graphs are powerful visual tools that help children understand and interpret data, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills. Early in elementary school, students are typically introduced to graphs through tally charts as early as kindergarten. By the time they reach nine years old, it’s important that students learn to read and analyze different types of graphs.

While it may seem as though data analysis is a boring skill to learn, with a little bit of creativity, graphs can be an enjoyable skill for students to master, especially when they experience relevant, hands-on practice. Let’s explore the different types of graphs your little data analyst needs to learn and the best strategies to use to teach each kind.

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Step-by-step Guide to A Child's Success in Multiplication

Feb. 23, 2024

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Whether you're explaining arrays to second graders or exploring various techniques for mastering and applying multiplication facts in third grade, this thorough article covers it all. Plus, we've included some of our multiplication worksheets to enhance the educational experience and make it more enjoyable for both teachers and students!

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Simple Divisibility Strategies for Kids

March 14, 2023

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Still struggling with division? Can’t quite figure out your least common denominators? This list of divisibility strategies will speed up your fraction work and make those troublesome denominators a thing of the past.

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Winter Math Games for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Jan. 12, 2023

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The long winter months are upon us, and the Christmas magic has officially worn off. Keep these long dreary winter days exciting for your child using winter math activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners your child is sure to love! This article offers you 5 fabulous winter-themed math games and activities that can be played inside the house on a snowy day, or even outdoors when the weather is just right! Keep your child’s motivation for learning high even on snow days away from school!

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