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Supplemental Math Activities

Several parents have asked about supplemental instruction for math learning. We reviewed several programs and recommend the Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) materials and method. Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created these activities and have scientifically demonstrated their effectiveness. These activities can help teachers or parents boost the math performance of students at any level or ability.

In the fall of 2010, the What Works Clearing House run by the Institute for Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education released a Practice Guide for teaching fractions. It is intended for teachers, but it is also useful for parents. It is free to download here.

Want more practice? Or some activities just for fun?

Math apps for phones and tablets:

Note: there are so many apps coming out daily that it's hard to keep this section up to date. Do a web search for "best math apps" or read reviews in the apps store on your mobile device.


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Cognitive Development Laboratory
200 S. 7th Street
132 Psychology Building
Dept. of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-1350
phone: 573-882-8529
toll-free number: 1-866-593-0003