Author Archives: Norma J Hill

Home Math Tips: Charts and Tables

There’s nothing like keeping a good collection of charts and tables handy for learning math facts, practising skip counting, understanding positive and negative numbers with a number line, and other basic mathematical computations, as well as learning algebraic formulas, geometric … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Manipulatives

Is your child (and maybe you, too) struggling with math? Time for manipulatives! Why are manipulatives so awesome? Here are some reasons: learn by doing hands-on, kinesthetic learning great for both individuals and small groups explore, develop reasoning and problem-solving … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Games and Family Fun

There is quite an industry out there offering “math learning games” — and charging quite extravagant rates for many of their offerings. While some of the games are quite useful, before you empty your bank account here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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Tons of Tutoring Tips and Topics

Do you have questions about getting a tutor for your child (or yourself)? Such as … Can tutoring help your child (and you as a parent)? Is it affordable? Is it worth it? What is it all about? How does … Continue reading

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Activities and Resources for Children with Perceptual Issues

Does your child have perceptual issues? Are you looking for ideas for activities and resources? Here are some solutions I have used successfully with tutoring students, both those who attend school and those who are homeschooled. Lots of them are … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to Encourage Reading

This is the final post (#7) in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Here are a whole selection of practical tips to convert reluctant or even “hating” readers to people who love reading. Pick a few that you think … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences

This is post #6 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Dyslexia and other learning differences: If all the reading issues and/or methods we’ve discussed in our previous posts in this series (see links at the end of this … Continue reading

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