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More Ways To Have Fun While Learning Math

If you can find a way to bring fun to learning math, half of the battle is over. I’ve tried many different ideas and have looked at different resources to help children have fun while they learn math. So I wanted to share a good article that I thought might help YOU help your child have fun while learning math

5 Simple Ways To Make Math Fun For Kids

1. Flash cards

Flash Cards are set of cards bearing information, on either one or both sides, and can be used effectively in classrooms or at home. Learning math through flash cards is a lot of fun, because of –

Simplicity – The simplicity of math flash cards has proved it to be one of the most effective ways of learning math facts.

Portability- Be it travelling, or waiting for school bus, or at doctor’s clinic, flash cards can be taken everywhere. It helps kids to utilize their spare time efficiently.

Motivation and Challenge – Flash Cards are a lot of fun. Parents and teachers, disguise study time as play time, by setting up flash card competitions and motivating them with rewards.

For e.g. Numbers Flash Card by Playskool

2. Puzzles

A puzzle is a problem that tests the ingenuity of the solver. It’s observed that kids, who start solving puzzles between 2 to 4, develop better ability to understand problems involving physical spaces, shapes, or forms.

Kids, who enjoy solving these puzzles, develop analytical skills and hence bear a positive attitude towards learning math skills.

They no longer fear math or shows resonance towards math practice. Puzzles teach them to be creative and persistent.

For e.g. Eeboo puzzles on numbers

3. Games

We all know that kids enjoy playing games and our experience tells us that Math is always more fun when it’s a game.

Benefits of Using Games

No resistance – kids freely choose to participate and enjoy playing

Increased learning – games provide increased interaction between children, opportunities to test intuitive ideas and problem solving strategies

Keeps challenging – Games can allow children to operate at different levels of thinking and motivates them to learn advanced concepts too.

For e.g. interesting math games by ThinkFun

4. Online learning resources (Websites)

Availability of plethora of content at a click encourages kids to adopt online learning. Some of the attractive features of online learning are:

Interactive Content – encourage involvement of kids.

Colourful Visualization – rich pictorial content makes it fun for kids.

24X7 Access – Increases study time as kids can always access the content online, anytime.

Monitor performance – Parents can access comprehensive reports on their child’s progress. This gives parents an important feedback on their kid’s progress.

For e.g. Cool Math, Splash Math and for more options go through with these Google organic search results http://bit.ly/15yytvU

5. Apps

There apps are not only fun but are educational and can actually benefit the kids’ math learning.

Interactivity – Because apps are interactive, they are much preferred to any passive activity

Improves hand-eye coordination – Several math apps involve tracing lines, shapes and numbers or involve games that challenge kids’ hand-eye coordination, all important skills for healthy development.

Apps are portable – Road trips or long haul flights provide perfect opportunity to whip out smartphone or tablet to little minds busy and entertained with educational math lessons.

For e.g. Moose Math

Gabhan Reed has been an educator for more than 10 years, and enjoys writing on topics related to parenting and early childhood education. Academically, he holds a MA (psychology) combined with PG diploma in Business Management.

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So you now have another resource for helping you to help your child learn math. Hope this is helpful for you.

Have a great day!

 

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Tips To Help Your Child Learn Math

Helping your child to learn math more easily is always something that I like to show parents. So it was with interest that I read this quick article. It is good and so I thought I’d share it with you all to see if maybe it could help you help your child learn math more easily! So here it is:

Top 5 Tips To Teach Math To Kids Effectively

Every parent is aware that math skills is essential for their children’s future. Math will assist in all aspects of life. If Math is educated in incorrect way, children could possibly get bored easily. Listed below are top 5 best tips to teach kids Math effectively.

1- Before teaching Math, be sure they are taught formal logic first. They should be able to think in a logical way using words and real-world situations before it can be applied to abstract concepts like numbers. Failing in this initial step causes kids hard to understand Math, and soon makes them hate Math. They should be taught on how to THINK first.

2- When thinking about the best ways to teach math to kids, age is an important element to consider first. Make sure your teaching module is appropriate for the kids’ age. Toddlers and preschoolers should learn the basic meaning of numbers, means to count things. Early elementary school should concentrate on arithmetic, understanding addition and multiplication tables for single digit numbers. Once they can master these, then move on to algebra, geometry, fractions, decimals, set theory, even calculus, and if possible, introduce the so-called advanced topics as early as possible. At the early stage of teaching advance Math, they just have to see it, they don’t have to understand it. The results will be seen later on, they will easily absorb and understand of topics when they are covered in grades 6-12.

3- Use something in which they can relate to. Try to make it simple yet fun. Also be practical to make them easy to understand. For example, to teach addition or subtraction, use countable food they used to eat. To teach division or fractions use cake.

4- Create fun and cool Math games for kids. Printable Math board games, card games, print and play game worksheets can be found on the internet.

5- Since Math needs a lot of recall skills, having a good memory will be a big advantage on our kids. Improve your kid’s memory by providing him/her number exercises on mental addition or multiplication, recalling dates for instance birthdays or anniversaries or dates for special occasions and making connections to other events that happened or will happen on a particular date. Working out your kid’s memory will truly be an asset at a later time when he has to memorize rules, formula, methods or procedures in resolving mathematical problems or equations.

Teaching Math to kids should always be fun, make sure your kids don’t feel stress when learning Math. Cool Math games for kids can make your kids enjoy learning Math.

By: Linda Claire

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Visit coolmathgamesforkids.info for more than 450 pages jam packed with printable Math games which can be accessed directly from your computer.

So these are good tips for helping your child learn math, right? Do you have any tips that you’d like to share with our readers? Please share them in the comments section below.

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Math Games For Toddlers

While we don’t teach toddlers at Mathnasium, you can start your child on their journey towards loving math by providing games that reinforce the basic math concepts and skills.

I was looking around and found the video below talking about a unique set of computer games.

Check it out if you have toddlers at home or you teach them and want to help them learn math more easily.

I think you’ll like what you see!

PC Cool Math Games For Preschool & Much More!
For Purchasing: www.dolphyeducationalgames.com
The upgraded product can be purchased through the above link.
The Dolphy PC Personalized Educational Games Package includes 7 great games that refer to your child by his own name!
The games include a variety of levels and options. They´re suitable for children ages 2-4.
 

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Cool Math Tricks

I find it fascinating when I can learn a new trick to help with mathematical problems. So as you can imagine, I thoroughly enjoyed this article!

Cool Mental Math Tricks

The fantastic 11 rule
There is a great likelihood that many people know the 10 rule. That is, when you multiply a number by 10, you add a 0 at the end of the number. However, the 11 rule may be unknown to many. It is so easy to comprehend.
– As you multiply any two digit number by 11
– Let us take 36 for this example (3-6) and notice the gap in between them.
– Then, sum up the two digits, 3 and 6 together
– Put the result, 9 in the gap in between.
– That is simply done 39 x 11=3 96
However, there is one tricky thing that you should remember, if the result after you have added the two digits is more than9, put only the digit representing the “ones” in the gap. For example:
74×11…7_4….4 +7=11…
Put the 1 in the gap, and add 1 to the 7 to get 8, therefore, the answer to 74 x 11 = 814
How to multiply by 999, 99 or 9
Multiplying a number by 9 is just like multiplying it by 10-1.
As such, multiplying 9 × 9 is9 (10-1) whose result is 90 -9 = 81
Another example:
9 × 68… = 68 10-1)
= 680 – 68
= 612
To multiply a number by 99 is the same as by (100-1)
47 multiplied by 99….47 (100-1)
=4700-47…=4653
Multiplying a number by 1000 means the same as multiplying the same by (1000-1)
Therefore, 55 multiplied by 1000 is the same as…..55(1000-1)
=55000-55
=54945
How to squ9are two digit numbers
Take for example that you want to square 48. The first step is squaring each of the digits to get the partial results.
4 × 4 16 and 8 × 8 = 64. Then put the two digits together, 1664.
From there, you should multiply the digits of the number that you want to square….4 × 8=32
Double the resulting product to get 64
Add 64 to 1664 to get the answer as
Mathematics can be a terrifying idea for many people but with these cool mental math tricks and a bit of practice to perfect them, the general knowledge and speed in math will considerably improve.

By: Borat Noviak

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So there you have it – another cool math trick to add to your always-growing math resource library.

Have a great day! 

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