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 Use Legos for Easy Math Practice Dec 24, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Counting, Connie McCarthy
Colorful Legos have been a favorite of young children for a long time. They’ve also been a great holiday gift. Here’s a simple way to combine a classic toy, new or old, to practice Common Core math skills over vac... Read more
 A Simple Activity To Increase Number Fluency Nov 26, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Connie McCarthy
Many young students easily adapt to the ABC’s and can quickly put letters in sequence, even when they are out of order. Mastering this concept helps students understand alphabetical order. This doesn’t always happ... Read more
 Use Pennies To Teach Common Core Math Skills Nov 05, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Preschool, Kindergarten, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy, Common Core Standards, 1st Grade
Young children love pennies. So make them part of math comprehension. Use pennies to help young students practice math skills in a simple yet memorable way. Here are four easy ways to use pennies to help reinforce important C... Read more
 Helping Kids Connect Numbers to Words Sep 17, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy
Often young students have no trouble doing simple addition and subtraction number problems yet, have little understanding of what the numbers actually represent. Most 1st graders know that 2 + 2 = 4. However, when given those... Read more
 Activities To Help Kindergartners Understand Numbers Aug 27, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy, Common Core Standards
Two Common Core math skills that your kindergarten child will be required to know by the end of the school year are: Count to 100 by ones and tens Counting forward within the known sequence (instead of having to always sta... Read more
 Improve Subtraction Skills With a Fun Pennies Game Jun 18, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy
An interesting yet easy game to enrich “mental math” subtraction skills is “Penny Hide and Seek.” It uses visual and hands-on practice to help young children quickly and easily remember simple subtract... Read more
 A Fun “Mental Math” Addition Game for Summer (or Anytime) Jun 11, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy
Summer is a great time to practice improving “mental math” skills through games. The "Counting On" game is a great activity that uses visual, auditory, and hands-on techniques to help your child instantly solve ad... Read more
 An Easy Way To Improve Math Fluency: Count Backward May 21, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy, 1st Grade
Parents are well aware of the importance of reading fluency. However, early math fluency is equally crucial. Simply put, math fluency means fast and automatic retrieval of math facts from memory. For young students it should ... Read more
 Don’t Let Language Confuse Young Math Students May 14, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Math, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade
When teaching the value of double-digit numbers in my classroom, I noticed that my students often became confused with 11, 12, and the rest of the -teen numbers. This was a puzzle to me, and I was determined to solve it. Afte... Read more
 A Fun Memory Game To Help Build Confidence Mar 19, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Memory, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy
Does your child have difficulty remembering school lessons, homework assignments, spelling words, etc.? Her memory is probably just fine, and you can help her it prove to herself by teaching her how to play a fun memory game.... Read more