For moms who like to follow the trends of the young and hip, Cookie magazine presents plenty of hipster fashion ideas for their little ones. While this magazine caters to the more affluent parent, there are still many articles on family getaways and meal ideas, along with reviews of new toys, books, games, DVDs and music for kids that will be beneficial to all families. Thankfully, those parents who need help with the ups and down of raising kids can open to any page in Parenting magazine and one of the age-specific articles on child development will leap out. While Busy moms will likely appreciate stories on eliminating stress and staying organized, others will be fans of the magazine’s ability to tackle real-life issues. Parents focuses on all aspects of child rearing including health and safety issues of children, along with dangerous toy recalls. Plenty of articles on cool kid gear can be found inside, which is fitting considering celebrity moms like Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani have been featured in this popular title.

The Hooked on Phonics Hooked on Math Program puts kids on the fast track to mastering basic math concepts at their own pace, with exercises and games designed to teach young students math skills from addition and subtraction, all the way through multiplication and long division.

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As seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the iconic Republic Frigate features detachable escape pod, flick missile, opening cockpit, rotating turbolaser cannons, proton torpedo launcher, retractable undercarriage, opening hatches and detailed interior. Includes Yoda, Eeth Koth, Quinlan Vos, Clone Commander Wolffe and Wolfpack Clone Trooper minifigures.

Includes 5 minifigures: Yoda™, Eeth Koth™, Quinlan Vos™, Clone Commander Wolffe™ and Wolfpack Clone Trooper™

Features detachable escape pod, opening cockpit, rotating turbo-laser cannons, proton torpedo launcher, retractable undercarriage, opening hatches and detailed interior

Open the hatches to play in the detailed interior with windows, storage compartment, seating and dashboard!

Communicate with Chancellor Palpatine through the holographic transmitter!

Unfold the 4 legs to make a smooth landing or to display!

Rotate the turbo-laser cannons to fire in any direction!

I don’t really know what to start with, Ummmmm first of all this set is wicked amazing. Fresh out of the box, I just looked at it all and was just like WOW! This set was a LOT bigger than I thought it would be initially. It took me about an hour and a half (while watching the walking dead) of work to finish it so the ship wasn’t too hard to build, even though there are 1000 pieces. The dimensions are about 1′ wide by 1′ 8″ long. The structure of this ship is really sturdy, It allows you to play with it a lot. It is heavy though, because it is pretty solid, and well built. My favorite minifig is Commander Wolffe, he is really awesome. The one annoying thing about him is his kama. It really gets on my nerves when I have to take his legs off every time I need to put him in the ship. I really like the compartments, but they are a little cluttered and cramped, so you need to move some things around.

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]]>The neuroscientist who became a video game celebrity due to his contributing role in Nintendo’s multi million selling Brain Age games has most recently leant his talents to Namco Bandai for an all new Kinect brain training game.

Unveiled today at Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Media Briefing 2010 press conference, Karada de Kotareu Atarashii Nou-tore, or “Respond With your Body: New Brain Training,” is a new type of brain training game where you train your brain through the use of your body.

Similar to other brain training games, the program determines your brain’s age as you solve problems in such areas as math, judgment and memory. This time, the problems, playable by between 1 and 4 players, are solved through body motions.

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Or what if you could see their math skills improving by the day. You’ll be proud of the kids and they’ll be proud of themselves too!

Imagine being able to get kids practicing math and enjoying it while their confidence grows day by day. It truly is possible, but you need the right tools.

That’s what this brand new e-book contains – printable math games that get kids excited about math!

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Why?

Simply, every game in the book is there because it’s practices a vital math skill that kids need to develop. All you need to do is to press print and the games are ready to play.

Which means you don’t have to spend loads of money buying commercial games or spend lots of your valuable time creating your own games.

Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll get in “The Math Board Games Book”:

With The Math Board Games Book you’ll have 7 full color printable math board games ready to print. And with these Board Games you can play 32 different games.

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AUTHOR: Teacher’s name

GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT: Appropriate for grade 5

OVERVIEW: Understanding division in all its aspects (from simple operation to properties and connection with multiplication) can be difficult for many students. It takes time and practice in order to can use it further in algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus. Also the practical part is very important for using division confidently in real life.

OBJECTIVE(s): The students will be able to:

1. Accurately divide multi-digit numbers;

2. Accurately understand and use division’s property of being distributive;

3. Accurately understand the relation between division and multiplication; check the correctness of the division using the multiplication

RESOURCES/MATERIALS:

Student Materials = crayons or markers, pencils, paper.

Teacher Materials = Chalkboard, chalk

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1. Divide the class into groups of four.

2. Each group will receive a number of sheets of paper (24, 25, 26, 27, etc) and they will try to divide equally to each student the same no. of sheets.

3. Ask the groups how do they think that this action can be represented mathematically? After more tries, the teacher and the students will write on the chalkboard the divisions: 24:4=6, 25:4=6 and 1 as remainder, etc. The remainder can be seen as the number of sheets of paper remained.

4. Then take the one paper remained from the second group, cut it in 4 equal parts and then write on the chalk board 25:4=6 and ¼, or 6,25.

The students can learn the division in the following form: 25:4=6,25

24

=10

8

20

20

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5. Repeat the same thing with the other operations from all the groups in the classroom and make sure that the students have understood both interpretations of these divisions.

6. Teach the students to check the correctness of the division: 25=4 x 6 +1 or 25 = 4 x 6,25.

7. Challenge the students to approximate results of some divisions (for example: 807: 20 is approx. 40 because 807:20 = (800 + 7):20 = 800: 20 + 7: 20 = 40 + 0,35 (distributive) . Another example could be 870:20 = (900-30):20=900:20 – 30:20 = 45 – 1,5= 43,5.

TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:

This lesson can be completed as one lesson or extended to several,

depending on the level and ability of the class. Examples and exercise as many as possible are recommended.

Learning the divisibility rules was my first acknowledgment about how fun and challenging math can be. I was 10 years old and I could have “discover” for my self why a number is divisible by some specific numbers.

Our teacher has written on the board a row of numbers and then he has asked us which ones we think are dividing by 2, then by 5, 10, 100, 3, 9, 25, etc. So, we have found together the right answers and

then it came a more “tricky” question: what do you notice at the numbers divisible by 3? There were numbers like: 9, 21, 36, and 201. And this was my moment of glory! I’ve noticed that the sum of the digits for all these numbers is a multiple of 3 (9 – itself, 2+1=3, 3+6=9, 2+0+1=3). So, all my colleagues have written in their notebooks “MY rule”: a number is dividing by 3 if the sum of its digits is a multiple of 3.

This is an example of the many happy moments of my math classes and I am the proof that what is the more important thing in enjoying a subject is THE TEACHER! The best way to teach is to let the impression to the students that they are discovering math’s rules. If my math teacher would have been taught history, then today I would be a history teacher instead of math teacher. After years, I could see also the lesson plans of my teacher: very complete, done with hard work and love!

This is the kind of lesson plan we want to present you in our next materials. We want them to be helpful and joyful as well. I’m looking forward to hear your opinions and suggestions!

]]>Have fun creating equations crossword-style while honing math skills from simple addition to fractions and algebraic logic. Included are a laminated board; 190 tiles including whole numbers, fractions, the 4 basic operations symbols, and equal symbols; a 23-page rules booklet with math review; and 4 racks. 2 to 4 players.

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Just like the TV version. This award winning game comes with everything you need to write, save and play games. Includes Classroom Jeopardy!, Link, Classroom Jeopardy! that allows you to download other games on the Internet, Editor game-creation software, 3 wireless Player Remotes, one wireless Host Remote, electronic Scoreboard with 3 erasable name cards, 5 sampler games plus much more. PC and Mac compatible.

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