The Power of Divisibility Rules: A Key to Mastering Fractions

Divisibility rules, the mathematical shortcuts that determine if one number can be evenly divided by another, are more than just time-savers. They are the gateway to understanding fractions, a fundamental concept that students encounter from elementary school through high school and beyond. Understanding divisibility rules is like having a secret decoder ring for numbers. It empowers students to quickly and …

Why pattern recognition is so important to early childhood learning.

1. Enhanced Mathematical Thinking: Why it Matters: Recognizing patterns is like deciphering a secret code in mathematics. It lays the groundwork for understanding number relationships, arithmetic operations, and algebraic concepts. Real Life Parallel: Just as deciphering patterns helps crack mathematical problems, understanding patterns in everyday life (like sequences in music or nature) enhances overall numerical fluency. 2. Improved Problem-Solving Skills: …

How to keep your child focused during workbook activities.

Section 1: Younger Children (Up to Age 10) Structured Workbook Sessions: Create a consistent routine for workbook sessions, with designated times for focused work and breaks. Break down workbook tasks into smaller, manageable chunks to prevent overwhelm and maintain interest. Why it’s helpful: Establishing a predictable schedule helps children know what to expect, reducing anxiety and increasing their ability to …

Blank Multiplication Table

Free multiplication table – Students fill in the multiplication chart for practice to help with memorizing the multiplication facts. Click here for completed, filled in multiplication table.

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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Smilie Face Pattern

Completing Sequences is a great way to develop pattern recognition skills in a child, but this activity adds another layer of interactivity for the student. Follow the directions on the page to have the child cut out all of the shape components from the top and then cut out the full bar on the bottom. You can then assemble partial …

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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Flower Pattern 2

Pattern recognition and sequences play a big role in children’s learning. This particular activity is a little more interactive and allows children to not only decode and complete the missing sequences but participate in their design. The child can cut out all of the sequence shapes and the bar at the bottom and then the parent or teacher can create …

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Make Your Own Sequences Activity – Flower Pattern 1

This activity is a fun twist on the basic challenge of completing sequences. The child can use the dotted lines as guides to cut out the shape squares and the bar at the bottom of the page. The parent or teacher can assemble the cut out squares into creative sequences on the bar while leaving one or more squares blank. …

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Learn About Isograms – Word Building Activity

An Isogram, otherwise known as a “nonpattern word”, is just a fancy way of referring to a word or phrase that has no repeating letters. This particular activity not only introduces the child to Isograms but includes a little general spelling practice as well as an Arts and Crafts component. It is a great way for a child to take …

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Build Your Own Math Problems – Fun Paper Cut Outs

This is a great rainy day activity sheet. This math learning project is a little more interactive in that the child gets to cut out the squares necessary to build the problems and then can either assemble the problems themselves or just the answers. It’s a great break from pencils and erasers and allows for a little extra problem solving …

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Even Numbers and Odd Numbers (Set 4)

Identify the even numbers and odd numbers in this worksheet. Find the even numbers in the first section and then find the odd numbers in the second section. Great for first grade and second grade.

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Even Numbers and Odd Numbers (Set 3)

Use this worksheet for practice with even numbers and odd numbers. Find the even numbers in each set of the first section, then find the odd numbers in each set of the second section.

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Even Numbers and Odd Numbers (Set 2)

Even and odd numbers worksheet. In the first section, the student is asked to circle the even numbers in each group. Then in the second section the student is asked to circle the odd numbers in each set. Each section has 10 sets of numbers.