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How to Teach 3-Digit Place Value with Base-10 Manipluatives and Math Fundamentals

I started using Evan-Moor math curriculum with my children a couple of weeks ago. We use Math Fundamentals to teach math concepts and Daily Math Practice for concept practice and mastery. As I was working with my daughter in Math Fundamentals Grade 2, she become a little stuck on the 3-digit place value concepts. Place […]

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How to Teach Making Inferences in Reading Comprehension

The ability to comprehend written language is the foundation for a successful education. Although there are many facets to reading comprehension, this article explains how to teach making inferences in reading using Evan Moor’s Reading Comprehension Fundamentals. I received a copy of Reading Comprehension Fundamentals Grade 2 in exchange for writing about my experiences. What […]

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How to make your own Edmark style learning activities

How to Create Edmark Style Learning Activities

Edmark is a reading program that teaches children to read whole words. CLICK HERE to read my review of the Edmark reading program. Although I highly recommend Edmark and have used the program to teach children to read for more than 20 years. the cost can be prohibitive to homeschoolers or parents trying to supplement […]

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Must Have Math Manipulatives for Grades K-3

Many children need hands-on experiences to solidly understand mathematic concepts. Manipulatives can turn any well developed math curriculum into a hands-on curriculum. If a child is getting stuck on a particular math concept, bring out one of the must have math manipulatives described in this article to help teach the concept in a concrete and […]

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How to Teach Handwriting: A Multi-Sensory Handwriting Approach

When I taught in a self-contained public school setting, I worked with an excellent OT who introduced me to a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Although I do not have nor remember her original multi-sensory handwriting program source, the just of the program was to start with gross motor practice, move to fine motor practice, and […]

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Teaching 2-digit place value and number sense with visuals and manipulatives such as cuisenaire rods, base-10 blocks, and an abacus. learn with emily dot com

Teaching 2-Digit Place Value and Number Sense with Visuals and Manipulatives

For 1st grade math, I am using Mammoth Math Light Blue Series. I like mammoth math for a lot of reasons. It is an open-an-go type of curriculum, it is sufficiently challenging, and one of the most affordable homeschool options available. CLICK HERE to read my full review of homeschool math curricula. The downloadable version […]

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How to Create a Systematic Review Plan for Long Term Skill Retention

Some children will learn material quickly and easily and retain the information for years without any systematic plan in place. Most children have the best long-term learning from quality instruction, practice, and periodic review. There is yet another group of children who can learn skills and information one day and soon forget the content learned […]

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The Fernald Method for Severe Reading Disabilities

The Fernald Method is a whole-word multi-sensory approach to teach reading to individuals with severe learning disabilities. The approach has been documented in research as effective with this population (as cited in Boss & Vaughn, 1998). This article provides an overview of the Fernald teaching methodology. The Fernald Method can also be used for spelling instruction. […]

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Time Delay as an Instructional Strategy

Time Delay is an instructional strategy that has been used to teach a variety of skills. The two types of time delay include Constant Time Delay (CTD) and Progressive Time Delay (PTD). Both procedures have been documented as effective in research studies (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). Constant Time Delay Step 1: Present the stimulus […]

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How to Help Children who Struggle with Math Facts

Math facts are basic math problems used in more complex math processes. In the early grades, the concepts of addition and subtraction are taught first. Once addition and subtraction have been mastered, multiplication and division are introduced. Students are also taught to memorize the math facts. Memorizing facts will allow a child to quickly obtain an […]

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