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How to Teach Six 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 what he/she wants to use). To …

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Practical Research-Based Strategies to Help Kids with Multiplication

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This article has six short videos with effective, research-based strategies to help kids with multiplication (see research references at the bottom of article). 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 …

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8 Fun Board Games for Kids to Practice Addition and Subtraction

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Research demonstrates the benefits of applying a multi-sensory approach to math instruction. A multi-sensory approach incorporates the senses  such as sight, sound, and touch into instruction. This helps address a variety of learning styles. Some children learn best by hearing, some by seeing, some by doing, and others need multiple types of input to learn a concept. Playing board games allows …

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4 Research-Based Strategies Parents & Teachers Can Use to Teach Basic Math

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When teaching math to kids, it is important to follow the natural progression of how they learn best. When children learn language, they first learn the name on an object by someone else pointing to it or touching it and saying the name. For example, a parent points to and touches the family dog while saying “doggy.” After the parent …

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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 creating visuals to represent math problems …

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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, which is an evidence-based practice in …

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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 the songs, enjoy singing them any …