Popcorn and Noodle Math: Making Math Fun for Kids

At school the other day I was talking to a first and second grade teacher.  She was telling me she heard about a study on NPR showing the amount of math language a child hears in the home affects their number development significantly.

“According to her study, for children to develop the math skills they’ll need later on in school, it is essential that parents spend time teaching their children the value of numbers by using concrete examples — instead of just repeating them out loud.”

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