Prime numbers activity

Here’s a great video illustrating how to teach children about prime numbers. I’m thinking we could draw a similar (smaller) chart on our driveway and use paper or pieces of cardboard to cover the numbers. Neat idea! I can’t seem to access the video code from my phone or I’d

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Children’s period games

So I recently thought of another idea to sprinkle into our learning…games and toys children played at the time we are studying about. So far I’m having a hard time finding much. I know there must be info out there…just a matter of finding it. If anyone knows of any

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The “Exchange Change” Game

Here’s a great game for helping children learn about the value of coins. I’ve successfully used this with my daughter in the past (she’s now nearly 11), and now with my 6yr old son. I wrote out the instructions on an index card and saved it and all the coins

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Where in the world? (Pt. 3)

Continued from Pt 1 and Pt 2… Well, I’m very disappointed to report that the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” iPhone game is not available. I tried to purchase it and after being sent around a bit, it finally admitted it’s not available for my iPhone. (I have

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Where in the world? (Pt. 2)

…continuing from last post Since I’m not really good at most of the world yet (I only just got all 50 states memorized by shape/location recently!), I need some training first, so here’s where I will be going first…Sheppard Software has an excellent geography section of their website that includes

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Where in the world? (Pt. 1)

I am really into geography. I suppose it’s a side effect of living all over the world growing up. My dad was in the Navy and we moved every couple years, including 2 tours overseas (Sicily and Okinawa), and lots of travel as well. It’s amazing how well you get

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