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3 Effective Strategies for Kids to Solve Math Word Problems

3 Effective Strategies for Kids to Solve Math Word Problems

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Do you know a child who needs help with math word problems? Some children need to be taught specific strategies that they can use to solve the problem. These are strategies that can be taught at home by parents/tutors or at school by teachers, assistants. etc. Research indicates that identifying keywords, pulling out relevant information, and creatingContinue Reading

3 Mental Math (Addition) Strategies for Kids-Fun & Engaging

3 Mental Math (Addition) Strategies for Kids-Fun & Engaging

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When children are learning basic math facts it is important for them to make sense of number combinations. Concepts that may seem like common sense to an adult often need to be explicitly taught to a child, with clear examples demonstrated so they know exactly what strategies to use to complete the problem. Multi-modal teaching,Continue Reading

10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

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Music is a great way to get kids excited about learning and help them remember what they learn. A catchy tune with easy to remember lyrics will leave a lasting impression, helping to in-grain educational concepts into a child’s memory. Have fun watching these videos with your child or students. Once they have learned theContinue Reading

6 Ways to Teach Basic Math Concepts with Transformers

6 Ways to Teach Basic Math Concepts with Transformers

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Teaching kids concepts using something they love is a great way to get them motivated. You can take any favorite kids’ toy or food that you have multiples of (e.g., Transformers, Doc McStuffins Characters, Legos, Hot Wheels, Matchbox Cars, Cheerios, Gummy Bears) and use them to create a math lesson (let your child choose whatContinue Reading

Practical Multiplication Strategies to Use with Your Kids

Practical Multiplication Strategies to Use with Your Kids

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This article has six short videos with effective strategies to help kids with multiplication. The methods shown cover single-digit and multi-digit equations. Video number 2 gives great strategies for memorizing the times tables (100’s Chart) from 0 x 0 = 0 to 10 x 10 = 100. You will also find a 100’s chart at theContinue Reading

Best Low-Cost Math Board Games to Practice Addition and Subtraction with Your Kids

Best Low-Cost Math Board Games to Practice Addition and Subtraction with Your Kids

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Here are eight fun low-cost math board games to teach and reinforce addition and subtraction. For students who are struggling or just learning, an adult should play with the child, providing assistance as needed. Children who are more independent with their math skills, often love playing these fun math board games with each other. 1. Continue Reading

4 Math Strategies to Teach Kids Basic Facts

4 Math Strategies to Teach Kids Basic Facts

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When teaching math to kids, it is important to follow the natural progression of how they learn best. When a child is learning language, he first learns the name on an object by someone else pointing to it or touching it and saying the name. For example, the parent points to and touches the familyContinue Reading

4 Fun Activities to Teach Kids Basic Math Concepts

4 Fun Activities to Teach Kids Basic Math Concepts

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In this article you will find four fun math activities to teach basic concepts to your children or students. Most of the activities would work best in a one on one or small group situation, but could be modified for a large group as well. Children learning math concepts benefit from participating in the re-creation ofContinue Reading