May 9, 2013
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From the bank, to the grocery store, to your kitchen—and even the traveling that gets you from one to the other—math is everywhere! That’s why we include so many skills on IXL that show kids how math fits into everyday life. In fact, we offer over 100 skills on money alone! One of the first things younger students learn is how to identify and count coins. As they progress, they learn to make change, read price lists, calculate tax and tip, determine the better bargain, and much more.
May 7, 2013
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Most parents love to see their children engaged in intellectual activities that interest them, whether it’s reading a historical novel, creating a web page, learning about the physics of space travel, or something else entirely. But some parents take this to a whole new level by forgoing traditional schooling and instead letting their children choose what they learn. This approach is often referred to as “unschooling.” What is unschooling? Unschooling is similar to home schooling in that children learn at home but, rather than being taught by their parents, they essentially teach themselves. There are no subjects, no set curriculum, and children set their own learning goals, which they pursue of their own accord.