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Feb. 4, 2019

When kids enter the 3rd grade, they begin learning more complex math concepts that can seem tricky to teach. Addition and subtraction seem like simple concepts to introduce using well-known strategies like number lines and finger counting. But teaching multiplication isn’t necessarily so daunting. Most kids form the foundations for learning the operation well before third grade! If you’re wondering how to teach multiplication to kids, this article will give you 6 tried and tested strategies to get started!

Nov. 19, 2018

For kids, learning about the science of sound can seem rather elusive, since sound is typically heard, not seen. But what if we can learn about sound waves in a way that can be observed? Fascinate your child by giving him or her a way to experiment with sound in a more concrete way. This article shares 7 awesome ideas for sound science experiments that will reinvigorate your child’s science learning.

Nov. 13, 2018

If you’re looking for new science experiments to challenge your early learners, you might not have considered delving into the challenging world of physical science! Believe it or not, your child is ready to learn the basics of physics, priming them for future scientific discovery and learning! Keep reading to find 5 simple physics activities perfect for elementary learners!

Nov. 9, 2018

Without even realizing it, we use mental math in our everyday lives for a variety of ordinary tasks. If it weren’t for mental math, many daily activities would be difficult, from estimating the cost of our purchases, to keeping track of items or objects. Foster your child’s mental math development by incorporating simple mental math strategies in his or her learning routine. Keep reading to discover fun ways to practice mental math with your early learner!

Oct. 16, 2018

When learning math in the early elementary years, there’s no getting past having to master the critical concept of place value! In order to understand larger numbers and how to add, subtract, and literally anything else, kids must understand this necessary math component. Why not make it easy and fun by incorporating exciting hands-on games? This article shares with you our very best place value games for 2nd grade and below!

July 1, 2018

Up until now, chances are that most science experiments your child has conducted mostly revolved around making observations. While there’s nothing wrong with observing processes and reaching results, kids must finally learn to dig deeper by asking big questions and forecasting the outcome. This article will explain how to introduce this important process, while offering fun ideas for 3rd grade science experiments using the scientific method!

June 4, 2018

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.

May 14, 2018

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!

March 19, 2018

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.

March 12, 2018

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.