math games

Middle & High School Geography Online for Homeschoolers

If you’re looking for a fun (and easy!) way to teach geography, SheppardSoftware.com is a site to bookmark. I was first introduced to the site when my eighth-grader was taking a geography class at our co-op about five years ago. It was very helpful in helping him remember the locations of the all the different countries. But at the time, I didn’t even consider

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All the Way Around – Learning Wrap Ups

Lately, my elementary students have needed to review their math facts, so once again we’ve pulled out the old flash cards and made going through them part of our school day. Although the flash cards are helpful, we’ve also been using a more enjoyable, hands-on alternative: Learning Wrap Ups. Wrap Ups come in sets of plastic key-shaped pieces about five inches in length. A

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Classic Games for Learning

As a home educator, you can take advantage of numerous educational games to supplement your lessons and make learning fun. While you could choose from the almost endless variety of learning games available in teacher resource stores and online, you might also consider some of the classic games you probably enjoyed as a child. Here are a few for you to consider: Hi Ho!

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Math in the Third Grade

Your child is in the third grade and ready to learn! Of course, math will be a major part of your curriculum, and an adequate amount of time needs to be spent on the subject each day. Of special importance is ensuring that your third grader knows his addition and subtraction math facts, as this is the year he’ll be learning about multiplication and

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Math Instruction in the First Grade

If your child is entering the first grade, you might be wondering just what needs to be covered in math this year. Math skills studied each year build on those acquired the previous year, so it’s important to establish a good foundation early on. By the end of the first grade year, your child should be able to: • Count out loud from 0-100

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Summer Homeschool – Make Learning Fun

Summer is generally a more-relaxed time, even if you are schooling year-round. One way to combine fun with learning during the summer months is to play games. While you can purchase educational games from teaching stores or online, you can also make your own. You can even involve your children in crafting the game before you play it. Here are a few of the

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Enchanted Learning – Homeschooling Resource

One of my favorite educational websites that I first came across years ago is EnchantedLearning.com. If you have a student in the elementary or early middle school grades, it’s a great resource for supplemental worksheets in history, geography, music, languages, and science. When I first found the site, all of their printables were free, and users could donate towards the cost of the site

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Five Frame Applet

Here’s another fun applet that helps children learn basic number facts. The colorful graphics and cool sound effects keep children engaged while they develop counting and addition skills. How to play: Choose one of these four games or click Play all to randomize all four games: •    How Many: Identify how many items or empty squares there are. •    Build: Drag a certain number

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March 4, 2009 is World Math Day!

Over 287,000 students and over 20,000 schools from around the world are participating today in World Math Day. The purpose of this totally free world event is to use mental arithmetic games to promote numeracy and unite students from across the globe. The goal for this year is to correctly answer more than 182,445,169 math questions in 48 hours. Students age 5 through 18

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Any Ideas for a New FREEBIE?

I feel lucky enough that with my job I get to do a variety of things. One of the things I love is creating new FREEBIES for you! When we first started the FREEBIES page we had 4 different topics to choose from: The Game Zone Free Reading Activities Free Math Activities Awards Lunch Notes … now we have added Bookmarks Door Hangers Word

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