Don’t pressure them for time

Don’t pressure them for time please, it is counter productive:

Pressuring for time sends the message that math is a race, instead of a thinking game.

Fear of running out of time limits higher order thinking and is associated with lower achievement.

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Always time for fun games

Have any dominoes lying around?

Apart from playing the traditional game, try this fun suggestion to start up a conversation about numbers. Our activity, in the link below, will interest your youngsters in the number system, and can also help some older kids linking various verbal expressions to visual numbers.

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Graph paper is beneficial for all math students!

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When you are shopping for school supplies, think about an extra journal or package of three ring binder paper: quad lined paper is the first and most economical help for your struggling Math student. A small minority of students gets visually confused by the squares on the page. So it is always best to search for paper that is very lightly printed with ‘unobtrusive’ squares: the emphasis should be on what your student is writing and drawing not on the grid. 

Neatly lining up calculations prevents errors. Quad paper can also help illustrate many concepts that are more complicated to explain in words but are easily seen on paper, such as multiplication, area and perimeter, for making graphs, and drawing congruent shapes, when showing transformations in size, slides, flips, and rotations and many more. 

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Children learn by doing

Research in education tells us over and over that hands on activities have more impact than verbal or written explanations alone. Simple manipulatives and pictures are used as key elements to illustrate math concepts.
The connections with your child’s everyday life experiences make it all sink in. Safely anchored in his memory he can now start to apply it in other situations.

Download our free guidelines and templates for games, outright playful and more serious activities to develop the math centers in his brain. There are sample activities to develop number sense, visuo-spatial activities and templates. Have fun!

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1. Number sense activities                                             Math concept                                                                    
Rules of Thumb{nicedownloads:20} General approach for teaching your child
Number walk and Bedtime book{nicedownloads:17} Learning number words, counting, one to one relationship, starting with the numerals
Take a guess before you count{nicedownloads:5} Subitizing, small quantity estimation, quantity comparison
Learning to count on the kitchen tiles{nicedownloads:9} Counting up and counting down, numerals
First, Second, and Third place{nicedownloads:12} Play a game to learn the cardinal numbers
Number cards counting and sorting activity{nicedownloads:25} Counting and sorting by ones and tens until 100
Number line, addition, subtraction, skip counting {nicedownloads:6} Number line, distance, counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction
On the Double{nicedownloads:16} Introducing the concept of multiplication by doubling
Conquer the Multiplication Blues{nicedownloads:7} Basic understanding of the multiplication tables till ten
Help with fractions{nicedownloads:11} Help your child to understand fractions
Understanding fractions and Fractions Booklet{nicedownloads:23} Explantion how to make the most of the Fractions Booklet
Fractions Booklet{nicedownloads:2} My fractions book: whole and parts, add and subtract like parts
Fraction Notation activity and cards


Fraction notation activity with cards
Cross out cross multiplication{nicedownloads:10} Prevent confusion with cross multiplication by showing all steps
2. Visuospatial activities  Math concept  
Symmetry activity: looking left and right{nicedownloads:4} Symmetry drawings: sizes and shapes, line of symmetry, symmetrical shape
Ruler number sense activity{nicedownloads:26} Estimating size of numbers on a number line
Thinking about Area by folding{nicedownloads:22} Fold to divide an area in similar parts, area is width times length
Pegboards{nicedownloads:18} Copy patterns and shapes
Patterns from concrete to abstract{nicedownloads:24} From patterns with concrete objects to number patterns
3. Templates  Math concept
Counting placemat{nicedownloads:8}  Counting to five
Number-bonds placemat{nicedownloads:19}  Number-bonds to ten
Number cards{nicedownloads:14}  Color coded number cards 1 – 100
Base ten template{nicedownloads:3}  Ones, tens, hundreds
 Domino Doubles Cards{nicedownloads:27}  Learning Doubles from 0 -9