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Math Game Ideas at Home

Mar 19, 2020 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

The current concerns with the COVID-19 disease have caused many schools throughout the country to move to an online platform, causing much stress for teachers and families alike. With schools cancelled and parents relying on schooling their children at ho..

STEM and NASA

Feb 19, 2020 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

In 2024, NASA will be launching an exploration program called Artemis. The goal of Artemis is to explore an area of the moon that has not been visited. By 2028, NASA hopes to have a sustainable exploration on the moon. Artemis is also the first mission to..

Math Ability in Boys and Girls

Jan 22, 2020 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) tend to be dominated by males. It has been a widely accepted consensus that males are better at math than females. However, new studies are showing that the differences aren’t as likely to be..

Math and Baseball

Oct 22, 2019 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

With the World Series starting tonight, now is a great chance to take a look at the influence of math and science in the sport of baseball. Growing up, I did not enjoy math, but I did like to read the newspaper box scores from the games the night befor..

Number Fluency and Confidence

Sep 23, 2019 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

Many people, including adults, struggle with math. Even when I was a child going through middle school, I experienced difficulty in math class. One thing that helped me was having a strong understanding with my math facts, or as we refer to it here at Mat..

Helping students become less anxious about math

Jul 17, 2019 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

As a child, I had a fear of math. While I learned my basic facts in elementary school well, my middle school foundation was not strong as it could have been. My parents were scared of math, but with support from other family members, I was able to overcom..

Math and Soccer

Jun 17, 2019 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Fans from all over the world are currently watching in anticipation the Women's FIFA Cup Championships.  What does soccer have to do with math? As in any sport, math is hiding in the background. To score a..

Number Sense: Proportional Thinking

Sep 20, 2018 | Naugatuck Valley Blog

Continuing our discussion on Number Sense, we will be looking at Proportional Thinking. As you recall, Number Sense includes Counting and Wholes and Parts as well. The last segment of building a strong number sense is Proportional Thinking. The definit..

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