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Home Math Tips: Unit Studies

Summer is coming and most children are delighted to escape all that September to June learning–and some especially are happy to escape math! (And even in you are reading this in the middle of the “school year” and you are … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: For Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic learning (aka tactile, physical, hands-on or skill learning) involves students learning by doing physical activities rather than just listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations or reading and writing about the topic. Kinesthetic learning activities involve students using body movement … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Online Sites

While we’ve been suggesting lots of different math learning tips ranging from games and hands-on manipulatives to charts and books, there are also, of course, many useful software programs/apps online. Many of them are free, and a lot of them … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Books and workbooks

Do you recognise these painful wails? From children: “Mom! Dad! I just don’t get math! It’s boring! The teacher doesn’t explain it right! Why do I need to do this? What do algebra and trigonometry have to do with real life? These … Continue reading

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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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