Archives for Math Skills

Number Pieces App

Here's a new free app in Math developed by the Math Learning Center that matches our practice of emphasis on flexible thinking than on getting the answer correctly using only one method.  In this app the students can use the number pieces to show their answer.  They can join the pieces in groups of ten or break them apart.  The Read full article »

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to Read full article »

Conquer that Multiplication Table!

At this time of the year, halfway through the school year, parents start to get really concerned when their children in fourth grade have not yet mastered the multiplication table.  It is generally expected that this is mastered at the end of third grade.  However, memorizing the multiplication table is really difficult for students who need learning support.  Children who Read full article »

Dyscalculia: A condition that doesn’t add up

Dyscalculia, a widely underdiagnosed learning disability which makes it difficult for individuals to grasp math concepts, might affect as many people as dyslexia. And specialized teaching to help those with dyscalculia should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published Thursday in the journal Science. The disorder can have a significant impact on an individual’s Read full article »

Summer Learning Links

The following links provide loads of fun games that promote summer learning! Reading Links: http://sqworl.com/bhntmh Research links: http://sqworl.com/o2eme8 Writing Links: http://sqworl.com/ziec06 ESL Links: http://sqworl.com/sc9rm4 Keyboarding Links: http://sqworl.com/k18gox Creative Projects Links: http://sqworl.com/husre4 Math Links: http://sqworl.com/6f44tt Spelling Links http://sqworl.com/2b2bba Brain Games (memory, auditory skills, processing, attention, etc.) http://sqworl.com/vlkpjg Enjoy Your Summer!! Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!