Homework help in maths – heaps of worksheets here

dadsworksheets

This site has math fact worksheets, place value problems, addition without carrying, subtraction without borrowing, suites of multiplication tests using various methodologies, fractions and more. It’s done wonders for my kids. I hope it does the same for yours.

A puzzle to solve – Toy Strip Origami

Three colored strips have to be folded into three colored letters. The key idea is to keep the number of the performed folds as low as possible. Is it a challenge that would be TOY to you?

Toy Strip Origami

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Storytime, Science, and Silliness: Up Close with Librarian Susan Anderson-Newham

“I think ideas are one of the things I do well,” says Susan Anderson-Newham, 2013 Mover & Shaker, block-play advocate, actor, writer, storyteller and, most importantly, the Pierce County Library System’s (WA) early learning supervising librarian. In this interview, Anderson-Newman talks about the importance of collaboration and a good sense of humor, why hands-on play is key to kids’ learning, her inspirations and passions, and her top picture books of all time.

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Lemony Snicket – discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Snicket is the author of several children’s books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series.

Even reluctant readers find all of the books fun to read. They are told with such an offbeat sense of humour. The stories are mysterious, but they are soothing in that the plot is predictable, the writing is informal and the characters are very simple. Lemony Snicket has very cleverly titled his books using alliteration: There is a wonderful use of language, and the books are a pleasure to read aloud.

Incorporate the books into your classroom curriculum with these discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities to supplement and enhance your teaching.  => http://bit.ly/14iVsUE

Colouring fun with the plant and animal alphabet

Learn the alphabet while you colour, with the beautifully intricate Animal and Plant Alphabet.

Here is a sample – the Letter A.

Click on the picture to go to the alphabet

Fiction activities for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Activity for kids – unscrambling words

Amelia Bedelia’s All Mixed Up!

Help her by unscrambling the words found in her stories.

Maths game for kids – Math Golf

Mathgolf

Mathgolf

You are given three numbers. Your goal is to include the three numbers in an equation, using a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, and roots (along with parentheses, if you wish). You may use each number only once, but you may use the three numbers in any order. However, you can’t combine digits. For example, if you were given 1, 2, and 3, you can’t use the number 12 or 23 or any other such combination in your equation.  Take the challenge

Play this memory game – Lightning Librarian

lightning librarian

Help Lydia the Librarian find books for the kids before they get upset and leave! The better your memory the better you’ll do at Lightning Librarian