Archive for August, 2011

Sudoku

 Sudoku – a great puzzle that helps develop problem solving strategies. Have you ever noticed the line ‘no math skills required’ when reading the instructions for Sudoku.   Granted one does not need to know the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to play this game, but solving a Sudoku puzzle does require…

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Games for Kids – Snakes & Ladders

Games for Kids – Snakes & Ladders   Simple board games are great for young children to develop their math skills.    Play snakes and ladders with you pre-schoolers.  They will soon learn to count and develop the skill of one-to-one correspondence.   Use one dice at first but once he/she can recognize the numbers…

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Great Survival Tips for Substitute Teachers

For Teachers   Great Survival Tips for Substitute Teachers   Did you ever arrive at a school, walk into a classroom and find there is NO lesson plan for you to follow.  Soon you will be facing 26 kids who will quickly discover that you do not have anything for them to do.   Here…

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