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November 6, 2015

Learning about the topic of “inequalities” is an important math skill.  I remember learning that the “alligator” always eats the bigger number.  This means that the opening of the greater than or less than sign would face or be “eating” the larger number.

 

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November 6, 2015

Many parents fear helping their child with their math homework at home.  They may feel they don’t have the math skills or ability to help their child, might have had a bad experience learning math in their own education, or feel that they are not up with the newer ways...

November 6, 2015

Dice don’t always have to be used for number and math games.  Language-based games can also be played with dice.  Some of these games use standard number dice to represent letters, where as others use dice that have letters, words, or pictures on them.  You can buy wor...

November 6, 2015

There are so many games that you can play with a set of dice.  For younger children you can use the dice to practice counting, addition, and subtraction.  You can make and laminate game board where children will have to roll the die (or dice) and then move forward or b...

November 6, 2015

During the holiday season you may find that you family is traveling a lot either by car or by plane.  This time can be put to good use by continuing your child’s learning.  An easy way to incorporate practicing math skills while on the road would be to use dice.  They...

November 6, 2015

There are many inventive ways to teach your children about money at home.  For younger children,  the first step is to have them  learn to distinguish between the different coins and bills.  They should be able to sort the coins by their appearance, learn their value,...

November 6, 2015

Every day when I get home from work my two teen girls meet me at the door asking me for help with math homework. At the beginning of this school year, I realized a pattern – they were often not even starting the assignment before coming to me for help. I would ask them...

November 6, 2015

Video games are often heavily debated in parenting, homeschooling, and other educational circles, most notably for their vulgar and violent tendencies. However, there are numerous games targeted towards kids that can be very fun and educational, especially on the Wii C...

November 6, 2015

Another way to encourage you child, no matter their age, to learn and practice creating and reading graphs at home is by using technology.  There are programs and websites that make learning about graphs fun.

 

Excel is the most popular graphing program that is used in t...

November 6, 2015

The older children get, the more challenging the graphing skills become.  Children will start to solve problems based on reading and analyzing a graph and build a graph based on data that they collect as well as data that is provided for them.  In addition they will le...

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