Someone suggested this site to me. MathABC: Free Online Math Practice for Grades 1-6. Mark Sanders, the founder, says that he is in the process of adding hundreds more exercises but I have to say that what is up now is pretty great! And did I mention that it’s FREE?!!
This is not a proven technique by any means. Here is the full article by Katherine Ellison of the New York Times, Neurofeedback Gains Popularity and Lab Attention. Here are some key paragraphs:
Success and failure: Child music prodigy Anna Markland went on to become a professional musician. However Andrew Halliburton, a maths prodigy, could not capitalise on his early promise and ended up working at a McDonalds restaurant
My oldest has been begging me to blog on my blog which is funny because she normally finds my blogging to be annoying. Today Mashable had this really great article on helping kids create their own blog. Caveat: if you do this, your kids will then be your technical support because we all realize that kids will be better at the tech stuff than we parents. I am going to help her, but this will require us to get another computer!
A short list of advice of how to help your child learn throughout the year at home from my son’s Kindergarten teacher.
My five-year-old can’t even do half of the math in this picture book but he’s enjoyed this book so much that we’ve read it every night for a week and he insisted that I blog on it.
I know that some moms thought this was a terrible idea, but I am finding that my kindergartener loves big words and his teacher sends a list home each week. We just read the word and the sentence at the dinner table (for the benefit of the two older kids), and let our youngest tell us what he thinks the word means. It’s actually a cute and fun exercise and he’s surprisingly correct most of the time. Try it. Your older kids will be DYING to give the answer. And that doesn’t suck!
My Kindergarten Teacher sent this home to help us encourage our children to write at home. Learning to write goes lock step with learning to read she says.
A Big THANK YOU to Karen Day for her visit! And just a shout out that SHE’S AN AMAZING SPEAKER. SHE IS OPEN TO VISITING SCHOOLS. Our elementary school brings authors into the classroom as part of our literacy program that is funded by the PTO. Here’s her contact info.