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Addition Strategies to Increase Fact Fluency

  Number fact fluency is important to develop in the early grades. Without that automatic recall, the ability to move on to more complex skills in math is hampered. It is also crucial in developing a child’s confidence in…

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How to Make Learning Fractions Easy

  Some young learners find fractions really tricky to grasp. We’ve all had the child who, after you finish a unit on fractions and think you’ve done a great job, writes the numerator and the denominator the wrong way…

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Time to Spare? Play a Math Game!

There always seems to be five minutes to spare before the bell or at least there was in my class. Five minutes is just enough time to play a whole class math game.…

Word Work Ideas using Phonics Posters

Phonics posters are an essential part of an early years classroom but it is important that they are not just put up at the beginning of the year and left as a wall decoration.…

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How to Make Homework Fun for Kids

Homework is one of those things that you will either agree with or disagree. Agree, because you know it’s a way to help children to reinforce skills or it’s a good way to prepare them for content they will…