Numberless Word Problems: Elementary Math that Works

March 18, 2019

It’s no secret that kids struggle with word problems. Word problems in math serve as the bane of many student’s early elementary math experience. What if there was an easier way to teach kids to tackle these tough problems? If you’ve never thought about introducing numberless word problems to you child, it’s time to give it a fresh consideration! While taking numbers away from word problems might seem counterintuitive, the strategy can help kids understand the problems at a much deeper level. This article will walk you through understanding numberless word problems and how to introduce this strategy to your child to make solving word problems easier than ever!

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Strategies to Increase Math Fluency

March 11, 2019

As a parent, you might be asking yourself, why is math fact fluency important? After all, we often think about the concept of fluency in regard to learning a second language. But much like speaking another language, we must be fluent in math to be able to understand it fully and communicate our thinking about math. This article will help your understand the importance of building math fluency while offering up 5 fantastic ways to increase your child’s fact fluency! 

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Teaching Kids about Diversity and Acceptance

March 4, 2019

Teaching kids about diversity can seem like an overwhelming task! Shouldn’t kids learn about racism and prejudice as they grow older? Though it’s natural to want to protect innocent children from the horrors of our world, we must remember that the overall goal is to raise socially aware, caring, and empathetic individuals. This article focuses on teaching kids about diversity and tolerance and offers way to address this tricky subject with early learners. 

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Tips to Challenge and Engage a Gifted Reader

Feb. 25, 2019

Does your early learner seem to have sharp language and thinking skills that far outpace their age? With such advanced skills, you might be wondering to yourself exactly when do kids learn to read? If so, you might have a gifted reader on your hands! Even if you suspect your child is gifted, it’s important to keep these young minds engaged and stimulated to foster a healthy love for reading and learning. This article will help you identify whether your child is a gifted reader, and what strategies to use to enrich your child’s reading and language skills!

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Fun Ways to Master Multiplication Tables

Feb. 18, 2019

Your child understands the concept behind multiplication, but what comes next? Chances are, your child will need to practice solving problems and working to learn multiplication tables. Once kids understand the math behind the operation, it’s time to learn how to solve problems with more speed and fluency. You might be wondering how to make learning multiplication facts more fun, and there’s no need to drill with endless worksheets or quizzes. This article shares 7 fun-filled ideas for learning multiplication tables with ease!

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Chess in the Digital Age

Feb. 11, 2019

The amazing game of chess has withstood the test of time, becoming known as one of the world’s greatest games! While gameplay has remained much the same, the culture of chess players, tournaments, and the access to training software has evolved to reach and connect with younger generations. While your child learns how to play chess, excite him or her with the fascinating ways technology has influenced game for good!

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Map Skills for Elementary Kids: Value, Activities and Games

Feb. 9, 2019

On your last road trip, did your family use a map? If you’re like most families today, chances are you used an app like Google Maps. With today’s high-tech GPS technology, it’s tempting to think that kids no longer need to learn how to read a map. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Because kids develop important spatial reasoning skills while learning to read maps, map skills for elementary kids is just as important as ever. This article shares all you need to know about map skills, including 5 fun activities and games to share with your child! 

 

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6 Tried and Tested Strategies to Teach Multiplication to Kids

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!   

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Cool Winter Science Experiments to Blow Your Kid’s Mind

Jan. 14, 2019

The weather is cold and the days are dreary, making it a perfect time to stay inside! Time spent indoors need not be boring. Take full advantage of the time spent indoors by reviewing and practicing critical science skills. In fact, why not inject some wintery-themed fun into your child’s lessons by completing some winter science experiments? Keep reading to find five fabulously fun ideas for experiments that will excite your early learner over the winter months!

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Fun Games for Early Learners to Learn the 50 States

Jan. 7, 2019

If your kids are like most people, they probably find sitting and labeling a map quite a tedious activity. Let’s be honest: memorizing states and capitals can be downright boring for kids! But what if learning geography doesn’t have to be boring? In fact, a USA geography game for kids should be upbeat and engaging, encouraging kids to learn even more about the country and our culture. 

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