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  •  Early-learning of math. Heck, learning math. (3+ / 0-)
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    annetteboardman, rserven, desertbug
    1.  Search the Barnes and Noble website, and all the other books sites, for books about math for younger students.  There will be books about math philosophies (they're for you) and books for kids.  Lots will be "workbooks;" watch out for them.  More than a few will be keep-them-busy type books that teach nothing.

    The best ones will include things like "family math night."  The interaction between you and your child will convey importance to what you are doing which, IMHO, is more important than skills.

    And never buy anything unless you can go see it first in a store or you can send it right back with postage paid.

    1.  There's a lot of "math" software.  Ask the opinions of teachers before you buy anything.
    1. www.purplemath.com (pick and choose topics, this not just for Algebra), www.mathleague.com (might be a little soon, but look...), www.funbrain.com (good games!), www.coolmath4kids.com

    Again, nothing your child does is as important as the message that what he or she is doing is important.

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