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The kitchen lends itself to endless mathematical opportunities, and today I want to share an activity that you can do with your own children that illustrates the properties of fractions.  Understanding fractions is a key step in a child's mathematical development.  This is the last "big idea" before algebra, and it is not uncommon ...

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 cookbooks

I enjoy cooking, and I enjoy cooking with my kids, but it is definitely a lot of work. I have been thinking about ways that I can reduce my hours in the kitchen each week, and have devised a plan that I am really excited about. Eventually, I plan to have at least two ...

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We just got back from a quick trip to Grandma’s house for Spring Break, so it is time to start thinking about the next school break – summer! Depending on where you live, you may not have much time left to enroll your children in a summer program. When we lived in Boston, spaces in ...

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Today, I want to share with you a little bit about how the book  “Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” by Peter C. Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, is making me rethink the homework habits in our family.

Practice, practice, practice doesn't always make perfect

Three of our four ...