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Mindful Practices at Home

Over stimulation has become a real problem for today’s children. There are so many toys, gadgets, activities, and commitments that a child can be pulled into too many directions at once. This leads to children...


Mindfulness Matters: The Benefits of Meditation for Children

What do you do when your child acts up? Do you give them a time out or take away their television and video game privileges for the night or weekend? Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to get through to your...

All About Fractions

All About Fractions

Fractions are used in everyday life  A fraction is a part of a whole. It is a number between 0 and 1. You might see that you have a quarter of a tank of gas, or your child only ate half of their green vegetables at...

How to Teach Long Division


Abacus Crushes Anxiety and Makes Math Great

Abacus Defeats Math Anxiety

How do the words "math homework" make you feel? More importantly, how does it make your child feel? Some students can become anxious when asked to do math. They dread numbers and wish word problems would just go...

Math Genie Students Learn on the Abacus

Learning the Abacus is Learning to Learn

If I may rephrase a popular proverb: give a child a math book, you teach him one subject, give a child an abacus, you teach him how to learn. The benefit of learning the abacus is that it has systematic value. When a...

Use these tips to help your child with their math anxiety

What is Math Anxiety?

Many students are uncomfortable or disinterested in mathematics. For some students, math can be monotonous, boring, or confusing. But for some students the thought of doing a math problem causes severe negative...

Learn how the abacus can help your child with the decomposition process

How the Abacus is the Best Way to Learn Decomposition

Do you remember how you first learned mathematics? After you got past counting numbers, right away there was arithmetic. Math might have seemed a piece of cake until the numbers started getting bigger. To so many...

Should My Child Have Screen Time?

Everyone knows that screen time is harmful and should be limited especially for young children, right? Well I’m not too sure about that. Yes there are some precautions that should be taken but to say “absolutely no...

NJ Mathematics SLS for Grade 5

The NJ Department of Education Complete Mathematics  Student Learning Standards for Grade 5

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