Sunday, August 24, 2008

Five places for math

Today, here are my five favorite places to get info on math.....

Learning math games
Building Vocabulary with Word Games
Math Learning
PBS Kids
Lesson Math Games Demos

For instance, here's a piece on classification skills.

Classification skills, or sorting skills, is another one of those cross-training skills that, when developed, help children in math, reading, and general logical thought process development.

It is one of the most important skills for creating a real thinker. When children begin to classify objects (matchbox cars), sounds ( loud/soft, man-made/machine), flavors (salty, bitter, sweet) , or concepts ( real/make-believe) into categories according to traits they have in common, they begin to develop the ability to make connections. This is the precursor to logical thinking, and the ability to make predictions about the world around them.

Do your kids not like math? Find out if they've developed a bit of math anxiety.


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