must have math manipulatives for grades k-3, learn with emily dot com

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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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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Top Supplementary Math Curriculum

Even the best math curriculum may need additional support through supplementary math curriculum. For instance, many math programs skim over money and time telling skills. These very short units may not be enough for some students. Other students may need more frequent review than is covered in general programs. The following supplements are sources that I have […]

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A Review of Math Fact Curriculum

Most school programs attempt to teach children to memorize math facts during the elementary school years. Once the child has learned the basic concepts of addition and subtraction, the focus moves to memorization. Later, the same process is repeated when multiplication and division are introduced. Learning math facts will help children become more proficient in […]

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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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Top 5 Math Adaptations

A high quality math curriculum will have a strong scope and sequence of skills taught, provide adequate practice, be comprehensive, and be sufficiently challenging. Even the perfect math curriculum will not work perfectly with every child. If a child is having challenging behavior during math activities, you will want to consider possible causes. Yes, the child does not want to do […]

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When to Use a Calculator Accommodation

Calculators are used to make math calculations easier to solve. In a public school setting, a calculator accommodation may only be allowed with documentation of a disability and special education paperwork. A homeschool parent teaching elementary level math may wonder: When do I teach calculator skills? When should I let the child use a calculator? […]

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