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Why You Should NOT Teach Your Kids Math!

Don’t Teach your kids math! Don’t be mistaken, this does not mean that you should avoid math! Actually, you should expose your child to lots of math-rich learning opportunities! What I do mean is that you should not be the one showing your child what to do when it comes to math. He or she should work to figure it out/solve the problem on their own. Watch to learn why and find out what you can do to help your child become a mathematician! Math Mindset Issue: We need to show our kids the steps to solving a math problem EEK! This couldn't be farther from the truth! It is time to overcome this math mindset issue that so many...

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St. Patrick's Day Brain Game (math and phonics game for K & 1st)

Here at the Ebert house, we are getting in the mood for March with this lucky St. Patrick's Day Brain Game! We love St. Patrick's Day (especially Jason since his middle name is Patrick)! Also, there is something fun about leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, and green beer (although there is no beer in this resource)!   Targeted Skills: Problem-solving, Addition, Subtraction, Patterning, Counting by 2's and Phonics  This St. Patrick's Day game covers many Kindergarten and First Grade math and reading skills. The puzzles encourage kids to think flexibly and problem solve.  If your child doesn't know how to begin, guide them with questions, but please don't tell them what they need to do! Part of the game is having to figure it out!...

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Story Math - Helping Kids Solve Complex Math Problems

Even young kids are capable of higher-level thinking with math, but we need to give them time, tools, and opportunities! Story Math allows kids to solve math problems based on real-world applications. No longer is math an isolated procedure to follow or arbitrary numbers to solve. Now math is put within the context of a story and kids use their innate problem-solving abilities to figure them out using strategies that are meaningful to them. Story Math Problem to Solve: For Halloween, Benson and Brewer carved jack-o-lanterns. Benson carved 37 jack-o-lanterns. Brewer also carved a bunch of jack-o-lanterns. When they were done, they had 55 jack-o-lanterns all together. How many jack-o-lanterns did Brewer carve? This type of Cognitive Guided Instruction math...

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Dental Health Secret Message Printable

Did you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month? We didn't either until a recent trip to the dentist!  Getting our kids excited about keeping their teeth healthy is not always easy. What better way to get kids interested in dental health than a tooth-inspired secret message printable that reveals a dental joke! Access the Free Secret Message Printable NOW Let's be honest, dental health is not always the most exciting topic for kids. However, we know it is good to promote healthy habits with our children while they are young. If we work to develop beneficial habits now, our kids have a greater chance of continuing these habits as they get older. Speaking of good habits, here at Blimey Box we are trying to...

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Valentine Story Math Freebie

Even though it has become quite a Hallmark holiday, Valentine's Day is such a cute day for kids. It is all about sharing love and kindness. It's sweet.  In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we want to share some love and kindness with you. We have a CGI Math Freebie for you: Valentine's Day Story Math Weekly Targeted Skill: Addition Problem Solving This Valentine-themed Story Math problem is an addition story problem. It's great because numbers can be switched out to fit your child's level. Choose larger numbers for more of a challenge and smaller numbers for more scaffolded support. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE VALENTINE STORY MATH This problem type is called a Join: Change Unknown. That means that...

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