Educational Strategies

3 Simple Steps For Adding & Subtracting Large Numbers

These lessons are designed to offer math help online for children who struggle with addition & subtraction.  According to educational standards, by the time children leave second grade they should be able to add and subtract three digit numbers fluently.  In order to do this, children must know all their addition and subtraction facts from …

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How to Play TeachersDungeon – Instructions for Students

Instructions for Students ONE Click on the photo above and go to our home page at teachersdungeon.com. You can Log into your student account using your USER NAME and PASSWORD. TWO CHANGING YOUR AVATAR Watch this quick video to learn how to change the look of your avatar. You can also see how to use your crystals to work your …

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3 Simple Steps with Multiplication Facts for Kids that Teach How To Multiply Large Numbers

There’s an Easier Way for Children to Learn Multiplication! For years, I have watched children struggle with Multiple-Digit Multiplication, which begins with problems like, 97 x 86, then quickly increases in difficulty to problems like, 5,984 x 763, and finally culminates in multiplying decimals like 5.83 x 7.3.  Memorizing all the multiplication facts can be …

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11-Steps to Understanding Fractions – This page includes math tutorial videos!

Welcome to Illustrating Fractions This Article is an Introduction to Fractions   This lesson is designed to offer math help online for children who are learning fractions.  There are 2 simple strategies that I teachthroughout all 11 steps in understanding fractions.  The 1st step is to draw a box and cut it into the number …

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3rd Grade Reading Help – Four simple steps to ensure your child will excel in reading?

A special thanks to tim & annette for allowing me to use this photo from freeImages   When children enter 3rd grade, the emphasis changes from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  Because of this jump in the emphasis on reading, I call the following strategies 3rd Grade Reading Help, however, these strategies are great …

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4-Simple Steps for Dividing – Each problem has a math tutorial video!

There’s an Easier Way for Children to Learn Long Division! For years I have watched children struggle with long division.    One major reason that is that memorizing all the multiplication facts can be difficult for some kids.    I have seen them get more and more frustrated as they rise through the grades.  Many …

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How to Increase Reading Comprehension

A special thanks to Sam LeVan for allowing me to use this photo from freeImages Why I Wrote This Post I wrote this post to help parents – help their children – develop their reading comprehension.  The simple steps I show you in this post can be done with any novel.  Over a relatively short period of …

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Math Order Operation – A simple trick!

When children are learning any new concept, it’s a great idea to have them use something called Total Physical Response (TRP).  If you simply tell a child how to do a math problem, the likelihood of them fully understanding that concept is slim.  They will need to drill and drill for weeks and maybe even …

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How to Run a Home – Family Meetings Set the Tone

Let me first say that parenting is a tricky business where you do the very best you can do, and still when you look back through the years there is always something you would change.  I have made plenty of choices that I would do differently – but more that I would do exactly the …

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How to teach my child to read – 4 Power-Packed Strategies

A special thanks to Joana Franca for allowing me to use this photo from freeImages Reading is the most essential skill for success in education.  I say this because reading is required in virtually every subject.  Common core standards require children to read a mathematical situation.  Next, they choose a math strategies or algorithm.  Finally, …