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Avoid 3rd Grade Math Anxiety in the Fall

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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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Learn How to Memorize Addition Facts!

I’m an avid user of Pinterest but I am shocked to see so many postings teaching children how to count on their fingers or use touch math. Whatever happened to teaching children to Memorize Addition facts?  Maybe we should take a closer look at how to achieve this desired outcome. Once a person learns to…

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Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems

Math Magic Triangle

Use the Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems I love this visual for solving distance (d), speed (s) and time (t) word problems. This image is easily remembered and it’s simple to use. Have students draw a triangle and put in the letters in alphabetical order.  Add the multiplication sign and try some…

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Kingdom of Gallon – Learning Liquid Measurement

Free E-book to Learn Liquid Measurement

The Kingdom of Gallon is one of the most popular sections in my best-selling book Memory Tips for Math. The reason it’s so popular is because parents and teachers find it is the best mnemonic for learning liquid measurement. It uses a story method and the student draws the components while listening to the story.…

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Remembering Proper & Improper Fractions

BLOG Post 08/17/12 – Remembering Proper and Improper Fractions

I always love using pictures to illustrate a difficult concept in math. My third grade students often had a hard time remembering the difference between a proper and improper fraction. At least until I got the bright idea to turn it into a visual. We talked about whether it was proper (or right) for a…

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Memorize the 7 Continents with Easy Memory Tip

BLOG Post 08/04/11 – Memorize the 7 Continents with Easy Memory Tip

It’s easy to remember a list of things if you have a plan. Let’s say we want to remember the 7 continents in the world: Africa Antarctica Asia Australia North America South America Europe   Step 1 – Analyze the list. Four continents begin with the letter “A”. Two other continents begin with “A” but…

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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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What is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Learning Centers in the Brain

I can remember looking at math word problems as a child, and feeling none of this made any sense. My dad, who was good at math, couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting it.  I knew there must be some way to figure out those awful word problems, so secretly I drew pictures  and “lo…

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