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Avoid 3rd Grade Math Anxiety in the Fall

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Posts Tagged ‘Mnemonics’

Avoid 3rd Grade Math Anxiety in the Fall

Going back to school means building on the concepts learned last year. But what if your child was a little shaky on some of those math concepts? Avoid 3rd grade math anxiety in the fall by knowing which concepts your child should master by the end of the summer. There are several areas which can be extra-tricky for…

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Children with Learning Disabilities Need Mnemonics

I know for a fact that mnemonics make a difference in children with learning disabilities. But when researchers like Scruggs and Mastropieri say it is a proven fact, we’d better sit up and take notice. Thomas E. Scruggs, PhD and Margo Mastropieri, PhD, (Professors of Special Education in the Department of Educational Studies, Purdue University)…

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Travel Memory Game

On a long car ride, parents dread hearing “Are we there yet?” Or the kids are glued to cartoons on their iPhones or devices. Learning is no where to be found and communication is dead. I’ve found this Travel Memory Game to be a fun answer to this problem. It’s challenging for any age and…

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Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands Book Review

Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands by Karen Simmons & Cindy Guinn I love this book and my students love the projects! It’s easy to use with pictures that show the visual outcome. You know which NCTM standards are being addressed too. There are lots of reproducible sheets to help teachers and parents. Its packed with…

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Learning Liquid Measurement

BLOG Post 07/04/10 – Learning Liquid Measurement

Do your kids struggle with learning liquid measurement? Do they have trouble remembering how many cups, pints and quarts there are in a gallon? Here’s a memory tip for learning liquid measurement. As students draw the large G tell them this story: In the kingdom of Gallon there were 4 Queens (Q is for quarts.…

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What on earth are Mnemonics?

I have no idea who came up with this word, mnemonics. It’s pronounced “ni-mon-iks.” It means “something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.” No matter what a crazy word it is, the process works! Do you remember “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”  We’ll never forget that…

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Silly Stories Stave-off Memory Loss

I always thought everyone used memory techniques to remember things.  Not so! This simple little memory trick to remember a list of things works like magic, that is, if you have a crazy brain like mine. This is how it works. Each number has a sound alike “peg” word.

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Let those “talkers” talk! (Audio Learners)

Audio learners are usually talkers. In order to remember information, they need to talk about it and hear what they say. This is why learning takes place when they are discussing things. This post is about how to help children make the most of their summer with fun activities that stimulate the brain.

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Oh No! Weekly Spelling Tests!

It’s time again to help our kids pass the weekly spelling test! And if your child struggles to spell, help is HERE! Use “acronyms” like this one for the word “because”: Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants. The first letter of each word in the fun sentence spells out “because”. It is best to…

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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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