Memory & Math Apps to Keep the Brain Sharp!

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Memory & Math Apps to Keep the Brain Sharp!

BLOG Post 05/23/12 – Memory & Math Apps to Keep the Brain Sharp

Apps for Summer Fun! Summer is quickly approaching and kids need to be challenged. I love games that are not only fun but stimulate the brain! If you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, look for similar games for the computer.   I especially like Rocket Math. This app cleverly integrates learning math with rocket…

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What about those “Shakers & Movers?” (Kinesthetic Learners)

BLOG Post 12/28/11 – What about those “Shakers & Movers?” – Kinesthetic Learners

Yes, Kinesthetic Learners are the “shakers & movers!” They only make up about 5% of the population, but since their style of learning doesn’t fit into the norm, they are often characterized as having a learning problem. And most of the time, they don’t! These children do well being homeschooled or in smaller classes where their mode of learning is understood.

Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving their bodies, activating their large or small muscles as they learn. These are the “hands-on learners” or the “doers” who actually concentrate better and learn more easily when movement is involved.

The question is, “So how do I teach my kinesthetic learner?”

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Remembering the Meaning of “Parallel”

How many kids struggle with the definition for “parallel”? Let’s make it easy for them. There are three parallel lines in the word!  Wow!  Just color them a bright color and exaggerate their size.  Whenever you exaggerate something and make it visual, the brain will remember because it is out of the norm! Isn’t this…

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More Math Memory Magic

Memory Tips for Math book

When I was teaching third grade, I noticed children missing a word problem because they couldn’t remember if the word “sum” was an adding word or subtracting word. I could tell them a million times but nothing helped until I made up this  little rhyme, they could easily remember!       “Sum” apples are…

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No Summer Boredom for Visual Learners!

If you read my previous blog on discovering your child’s learning style, you must be reading this because you have a Visual Learner in your house, right? Of all the learning styles, the visual learner is the one who usually can create something to do on their own.  But lets give them a little push…

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