Ways to Encourage Your Child's Mathematical Thinking

Do you want to encourage your child’s mathematical thinking and help them keep their skills sharp, but you don’t want to sound like you’re nagging them or giving them homework? Math practice doesn’t always have to mean sitting down...

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Early Childhood STEM Education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has always been a fundamental part of early childhood education. It has also been known under different labels, such as inquiry-based, project-based, or hands-on learning....

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Action Steps to Address Math Anxiety

Earlier this month, I spent two days attending the regional conference of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Philadelphia. Having such a constant focus on math and being surrounded by teachers, instructional...

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The Importance of Maker Empowerment

Do you think of yourself as creative? How many times have you said, or heard other people say “I'm not creative”? This mindset is very important to many aspects of our lives and reaches far beyond just the motivation to pick up a...

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STEM Books for Kids: Preschool–Middle School

Want to spark your child’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and math? Do you have a child who is fascinated by coding but you don’t know the first thing about it? Check out this list of STEM books from Lowell’s...

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Enjoy Math with Your Child

In our last blog entry, "Learning Math Then and Now," we looked at the increased importance of math in the 21st-century world. We stressed that the basic skills our children need to become comfortable in tackling math problems can...

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