## How to Teach Multiplication to 3rd Grade

What happens if my child does not know all his or her multiplication facts? The simple answer is that you can not allow this to happen.  As children go up through the grades they rely more and more heavily on multiplication. I have taught everything from 2nd through 6th grade.  It is disheartening to see children …

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

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, they solve the problem.  Similarly, in science and social studies, children are given a scenario …

## How to subtract large numbers

Subtracting large numbers made easy with a secret strategy I call “Trouble-A-Com’n”. As I mentioned in my first post, it is extremely important to give your children a strong basic understanding of number sense.  This begins with understanding basic addition and subtraction.  Once children know their facts up to twenty, it’s time to start working …

## Homework help 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 …