Educational Strategies

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, …

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Math help websites for parents

Basic Addition & Subtraction A solid understanding of number sense can make or break your child’s success in mathematics! Anyone can be strong in math.  It’s all a matter of understanding the basics of how our number system works.  The very cool thing is that our number system follows a definite pattern.  Once kids learn …