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MATH IS MAGICAL

Welcome to the world of "Learning Math in a Different Way".  Throughout the year we will learn different strategies with regard to Math.  You may hear your child sing a song to remember their "Math facts", or maybe you will hear them saying a certain rhyme when writing their numbers.  Your child might clap or stomp their feet in a certain way to create a pattern.  Then again when your child does addition and they see the "plus" sign they might say that they need to climb the ladder to find the answer; then again when they see the "subtraction" sign they might say that they need to jump down to find the answer. (no they do not need to climb the ladder or jump down ~ only in their minds)  You may see your child coloring the "Math Symbols" a certain color to remind them whether they should "add" or "subtract".  They may ask you to get cookies; cupcakes; pies; even pizza so that they can "eat" to create fractions.  And at times they may ask you to play the "calculator game" to see who the fastest counter is.  These are just a few of the many strategies that we will use throughout the year.  There are so many ways to learn a skill and one strategy is not always right for everyone, but usually there is a strategy that somehow sticks and learning that skill becomes so much easier and learning becomes "FUN"!!!  Please continue to review Math skills and facts daily by playing games, singing songs, doing crafts ~ whatever works and together we'll share excitement with your child's world of MATH!!
 
WHY NOT DOWNLOAD SOME GAMES ON THAT IPAD OR IPHONE FOR YOUR CHILD TO ENJOY.  SEVERAL GAMES THAT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR LESS THEN $5.00 ARE:  Letter School; King of Math Junior; Space Math; Geoboard; Chess; Jungle Coins; Pattern Games.  ENJOY THIS FUNFILLED WAY TO LEARN MATH!!!