Put the 5 pillars of reading to work for your kids

In the February issue of ParentEd we introduced you to the 5 pillars of reading, which are key to developing reading skills from an early age. This month Karen Turnbull, literacy education expert at 3P Learning gives parents tips for helping children build literacy skills outside the classroom. As a quick refresher, here

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Going on a maths walk!

Going on a maths walk is an article written by education expert Dr. Steve Humble from Newcastle University. As you know, our love for learning at 3P Learning spans the globe, and we want to share this with you because it has some great ideas you might just be able to use at home! The article was originally published

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New to Mathletics – Multiverse now included with Mathletics Home Subscriptions

Multiverse takes multiplication to a new level of fun for learners. Learners navigate space, collect resources, uncover new planets and even battle space pirates, all while practicing multiplication in a highly engaging learning environment. Multiverse is an experience unlike any seen before in Mathematics education. Watch the video and learn all about it

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Reach reading proficiency with the 5 essential components of literacy

As parents, we want our learners to succeed in reading. There are 5 specific components that, when supported, lead to proficiency in reading.  With a better understanding of these components, you can support your child in all areas of literacy and increase their chances of success. As parents, we want our

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Name the Blog Contest – We Have a Winner!

Big congratulations to Giselle Mason, from the UK, who submitted the name “ParentEd” for our global education blog for parents. For her effort, she's been awarded a 1-year subscription for one student to both Mathletics and Spellodrome! We were a little worried, because at first, when we reached out to Giselle to let

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Early Numeracy Activities for Younger Learners

It’s important to start developing the basics of mathematical thinking from a young age to build confidence with number concepts and ease the transition to more formal learning strategies. Life can be hectic, however, and it can be tricky to fit mathematics into your child’s daily routine. Every child can learn mathematics, and

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Prevent Holiday Maths Learning Loss

The summer holidays are finally here for blog readers in the Southern Hemisphere, interestingly, those in the Northern Hemisphere on winter holiday breaks may find this information just as useful. Children are happy to be home, playing with friends and enjoying the sunshine. We know you don’t want to think about going

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Top 5 Tips for Online Test Prep

It seems like the school year is just starting, but time will fly by and testing will be here before we know it. With most students taking standardized tests online this year, it’s important to prep learners to ensure they adequately demonstrate their true abilities. I’ve put together my top 5 tips which

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Bedtime – time for Maths!

Do you have a bedtime routine in your house? Get creative with incorporating maths into an existing routine. We can’t make any promises about getting your child to actually go to bed though..! Timing the routine 1. Determine the steps expected for your routine. Examples may include: bath, pyjamas on, brushing teeth, etc. 2.

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Maths at the supermarket

A trip to the supermarket or grocery store is usually a weekly and sometimes even daily event. Bring your child along and keep them occupied with fun tasks that not only allow them to be involved with shopping for your family but also incorporate maths skills. 1. Cost of Meals Step 1: If

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Math at the pool

Going to a pool, swimming in one in your backyard or even taking a trip to the beach are great summer activities.  With math all around us, a day near the water can be a great opportunity to develop and practice math skills. These activities can also be completed out of the water, in a

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Pythagorean Theorem Day

No matter where in the world you are or how you write the date today (15/08 or 08/15), August 15 2017 is Pythagorean Theorem Day! 8² + 15² =17² OR  15² + 8² = 17² This doesn’t happen every year so it’s mathematically special! Pythagorean Theorem Day or Pythagoras’ Theorem Day can be celebrated today,

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Ways to incorporate maths during sports

Whether your child plays on a team, individually or even watching sports, it’s easy to incorporate a few quick activities to keep up with maths practice. How long was practice? 1. Write down the time when you and/or your child are getting out of the car for practice or a game. 2. When you

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What is Yellow Pig Day? Why July 17?

What do yellow pigs and the number 17 have in common?  We aren’t sure either, but today is Yellow Pig Day and it’s a day to celebrate the unique number of 17. Join us! Why is the number 17 so special? Let’s first find out if 17 is prime or composite with

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Top 10 Assessment Technique Tips

Throughout your child’s education, they will be required to write assessments to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the school year. This can be a very stressful time for students. Check out our top 10 tips that you can share with your child to set them up for success. 1. Keep a positive attitude throughout

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