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Teaching Children Math Through Everyday Activities

School your kids in numbers with the help of television, websites, board games and more. Here, we breakdown some great ways help them learn outside of the classroom.

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Smartphone Applications

What do you get when you add a dose of education to your child's screen time? A way better equation for educational excellence. These math-based apps all get a's for good times and good grades.

Count TV

  • Target Age: 3
  • Smartphone Type: iPhone
  • Cost: $2.99

For kids who already follow along with The Count on Sesame Street, this app is sure to please. Count Von Count invites your kids to pick a number to watch videos all about … you guessed it, counting!

Kids Numbers And Math

  • Target Age: 6
  • Smartphone Type: Android
  • Cost: Free to $2.99

For beginning math minds, this app helps kids recognize numbers, beef up their counting skills and start addition and subtraction problems. Bright-colored pictures keep your kids engaged while they're learning.

Freefall Money

  • Target Age: 7
  • Smartphone Type: iPhone
  • Cost: $1.99

What child doesn't want to fill her piggy bank with money? That's exactly what she can do with this app that uses money to motivate. Kids use coins to add up to various amounts of money – and use the virtual cash they earn playing the game to purchase fish for a tropical tank (virtual too).

Slice It!

  • Target Age: 10
  • Smartphone Type: iPhone and Android
  • Cost: $0.99

In this app, your child learns how to complete different puzzles using math. He'll need to slice shapes into a certain number of parts while keeping the area the same.

Fun Math Tricks

  • Target Age: 12
  • Smartphone Type: Android
  • Cost: $0.99

Remember all those tricks your math teacher used to teach you to complete equations quickly? Now your child can have them at his fingertips using this handy app.

Math With Your Friends

  • Target Age: All ages; appeals to high schoolers looking to mix social media and math games
  • Smartphone Type: iPhone and Android (coming soon)
  • Cost: Free

You may have heard of the popular app Words With Friends. Well, this game-based app builds on the same idea using numbers and math equations. Your teen can play against a friend or challenge players from across the globe.

Quick Graph +

  • Target Age: High School and college-aged students
  • Smartphone Type: iPhone
  • Cost: $1.99

Forget buying a graphing calculator. Use this app on your smartphone instead.

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Mar 26, 2014 12:29 pm
 Posted by  docnegus

If a student fails to learn, a teacher failed to teach.

May 24, 2014 02:20 am
 Posted by  peter

Well you said right things here. Parents are more responsible than teachers. Yes these type of sites like mathplanet, coolmathtutoring.com very helpful now.

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