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Fun with Math – Cooking

Fun with Math – Cooking

Text Version Baking!​ -Fractions and proportions are a big part of baking!  Make a cake and have your child help with the measuring.  Don’t like cakes?  Try a pie instead!​ Portion Size​ -Have a killer family recipe for omelets or pasta?  Try and figure out how the recipe would change if you wanted double or half portions! Measurement Conversion​ -How many tablespoons make a cup?  How many teaspoons make a...

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Fun with Math – Card Games

                      Text from the image above: Go  Fish!​ -Play the classic game of Go Fish but look for two numbers that make ten 21​ -The classic game of 21 involves some basic addition skills! War​ -You can play this game the classical way or give it an additional twist to practice your mathematical skills Memory​ -Instead of just matching pairs.  Match numbers...

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Math! What Fun!

Math! What Fun!

Wait!  Don’t move on!   Hear me out.  Mathematics for some reason is a subject that tends to elicit memories when mentioned.  Unfortunately, these memories are often not positive.  Sometimes we even tell our kids we are not good at mathematics to give them a pass for how they struggle.  It doesn’t have to be that way nor is that attitude particularly helpful.  If you think about it, many of us did play games involving math as...

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Takes a Village

Takes  a Village

Many of you know the huge benefits that reading can have for a child.  A mere 20 minutes of reading a day can have substantial positive effects.  The difference over a school year between a child reading 20 minutes a day verses 5 is a massive 1,771,800 words that the child is exposed to.  Despite the many things in education that are hotly debated, reading daily is always a positive investment.  The trouble, as many parents and...

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Changes to AR

Changes to AR

The act of reading is one of the few things in education that is not debated for its importance in the learning of our children.  There are many studies out there citing the importance of reading to your children and how 20-30 minutes of reading a day can result in astounding gains in vocabulary.  It’s often cited as a way to try and close the “word gap” between different demographics.  Some elementary schools have gone so far as...

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