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Summer Game #5: Concentrating on One

Well! We had a super windy week up here in North Dakota. I picked up tree branches, twigs, and leaves from my lawn every day. I’d have it all cleaned up, then I’d look out the window again and it looked just as bad. Some friends took their camper 45 ... Read More

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Summer Game #4: Drawing Tools and Equilateral Triangles

Are you enjoying your summer? Playing some card games? We have this year’s games coming at you week by week and all of last year’s games available for you and your children to practice math skills. And did you like the activities with the Math ... Read More

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Dr. Cotter on Flashcards

Flash cards are not a good way to drill the number facts. The only people who like flash cards are those who do not need them. Many adults today, because they could not respond fast enough to flash cards or time tests, became convinced as children ... Read More

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Summer Game #3: Piggyback Race

How’s your summer been? I was at a family reunion in Prescott, Wisconsin last weekend. We had four generations that day at the farm that my grandparents purchased many many years ago. My dad grew up on this patch of heaven, his sister and husband ... Read More

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Dr. Cotter on Subtraction Approaches

There are at least eight different ways to subtract multi-digit numbers. Even though a person has learned one method, it is good to explore other methods to enhance understanding. If a child has an accurate and efficient method of subtraction, do ... Read More

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Summer Game #2: Math Balance Addition

So how’s the summer so far? It’s been great up here in Hazelton, North Dakota. The days are getting long – almost 16 hours of official sunlight! First light is at 5:10 am and last light is 10:09 pm, so it’s even longer when you’re outside and ... Read More