## Second Grade Math

Perhaps your second-grader enjoys math, or maybe working with numbers is still a bit of a struggle for him. In these early years, younger children often learn mathematical concepts better when working with actual objects. If the curriculum you are using doesn’t require the use of manipulatives to complete the lessons, consider using them anyway. You can purchase a set of counting bears, Cuisenaire

## 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

## 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

## Math Instruction for Kindergarteners

As you prepare to start your Kindergartener on more formal math instruction, you might be surprised at how many Kindergarten math skills he’s already mastered. As just a general guideline, by the end of the school year, your kindergartener should be able to: • Sort objects into groups • Identify which items in a group are the same or which item in the group

## 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

## Math Matching Game – Concentration

Here’s a fun matching game that will help your child explore different representations of equivalent items including: matching quantities to their numerals matching shapes to their names matching fractions to decimals and percents matching quantities to multiplication facts or numerals matching words to quantities or numerals and many more! Children can play by themselves or against a friend (or parent!) to form pairs and

## Math Applets & Virtual Manipulatives

We’re always looking for ways to improve our reach and help more kids. Last year we partnered with the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to develop a series of free math applets in Flash that would be available through their illuminations website to everyone. These virtual math manipulatives are designed to be used primarily by teachers in the classroom but there’s no

## Geometry Live

Sorry for the lack of posting the last few days. We were trying to determine whether to weather the weather or run like the wind. It’s a bad pun, I know. The good news is that the storm has passed, and we’re all okay. I have good news for all of you math-philes out there. Smart Tutor Geometry is now fully integrated into Smart

## The Fun Place to Learn

After almost 4 years of working at Learning Today, Inc., I realize that I’ve learned even more than the kids that use our Smart Tutor program. Yes, my math skills have improved greatly from going through each lesson during the Quality Assurance process but there is more to it. The people in this company are dedicated to children and their education. Detailed research and

## Smart Tutor – Lift off

I’m thrilled to finally launch the SmartTutor.com blog and personally greet all our parents and educators. Before I talk about the product, here’s a little bit about me. I’m Dale Baker and I, along with my wife Robin, founded Learning Today just over eight years ago. Our two wonderful boys, 11 year old Grant (now going into 6th grade) and 9 year old Wyatt