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Simple ways to build math skills at home

How you can help at home: Build your child's math skills with these easy strategies.

How is your child’s school teaching math?

Chances are your child’s math class is different than what you remember. Here’s our guide to some of the popular math curricula in schools today.

Math Magic, a 2011 Golden Apple Award winner

A glimpse at our toy testing process – and our toy testers.

Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?

Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.

Your third grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your third grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Learning apps to stop summer slide: grades 3 to 5

Yes, kids should be out playing. But when you're waiting in line at the grocery store and your child's begging for your smartphone, try one of these apps to keep your child's brain sizzling.

Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades 2-3

Want to keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out? These reading, math, science, and art activities are the perfect combo of fun and learning.

Apple Seed Multiplication

Try this tasty and fun activity to practice multiplication with your third-grader.

Smart money: 7 ways to raise a financially literate child

With schools focused on core subjects, there isn't a lot of room for teaching financial literacy. If you want your child to be smart about money, it's up to you.

Line Drawing

How you can help at home: In this activity your child learns about different types of lines and makes a line drawing.

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