The 5 Math Skills Kids Need Before Learning Math Facts

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How do you know when your child is ready to learn basic addition and subtraction?  Well, there are five foundational math skills that children need to develop before they will be ready to learn addition and subtraction.  These skills are best learned by creating lots of opportunities to practice them and by you modeling each … Continue reading The 5 Math Skills Kids Need Before Learning Math Facts

Winter Math Activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Do you have a math curriculum you love, but frankly get a little bored with the same activities over and over?  This can especially happen if you have a child that needs lots of repetition of activities to learn concepts.  This is the case in our homeschool, so we add novelty through fun seasonal pictures … Continue reading Winter Math Activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Subitizing Games with FREE Printable Subitizing Cards

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In our last post, Visualizing Numbers: A Key Skill for Learning Math, I explained subitizing and how critical it is to developing strong math skills. Here are a variety of games you can play with your children to help them develop these skills.  Just download the cards at the bottom of this post, decide what … Continue reading Subitizing Games with FREE Printable Subitizing Cards