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Making learning addition and subtraction fun

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Mar 11, 1998 at 16:11:58
Subject: Re: Making learning addition and subtraction fun

Dear Janet,

One idea to get your 2nd grader enthusiastic is either to connect to something
he is interested in like sports, or make learning facts a game. If he plays
soccer you can practice by pretending he is scoring points for his team. Maybe 
the team thinks they scored a goal, but the referee decided against the call 
and they had to lose a point. You can create a similar game.

Perhaps you can create a game with some of his favorite cartoon characters,
since it sounds as if your son "needs a reason" to study. Although there are 
many noteworthy reasons to know basic math facts, they are very far removed 
from the 2nd grade experience. When the young mind can gain ownership, it 
makes learning better. It may afford quality time to be spent with a parent, 
too.

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