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HVP July 2015

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30 Hudson Valley Parent ■ July 2015 MATH TRICKS (Continued from Page 29) figure out how much he will have to earn every week until he turns 18 to buy the car. 14. Walk around your house and find examples of parallel and per- pendicular lines in doorways, walls, furniture and more. 15. Find various geometric shapes around your house and yard. Draw or take photographs and label the shapes and what they comprise (for instance, the roof, the mailbox, the deck railing) and make your own version of a book like Tana Hoban's "Shapes, Shapes, Shapes." 16. Have daily countdowns to spe- cial events, such as a "___ shopping days until Christmas." 17. Play games that involve math, such as card games like Uno and Crazy Eights. Dominoes are a simple and fun way to keep the numbers crunching. 18. Make up a word problem of the day every day and have your child solve it. Keep it fun and funny. 19. Cut food into fractional parts and talk about it. Use the food fractions to introduce equivalent fractions. 20. Take a tour of your local bank. Talk to your child about words like loan, interest and principal. 21. Keep math resources on hand. Math tools like rulers, seamstress tapes, tangrams, pattern blocks, play money, fraction bars, counters, and geometric shapes are great for kids to make discoveries with while playing. Also, keep a good math dictionary on your bookshelf to help with terms you may have forgotten. Janeen Lewis is a freelance writer and teacher. Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! 465 E Main Street Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 343-8212 BRACES AND INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS. Beautiful, Stunning Smiles that will Last a Lifetime Where you are always treated as an individual, not a number • No more goopy gaggy materials with our high-tech digital impressions • Hurry in for our interest-free fi nancing and affordable payment plans! • Actual Patients Treated by Dr. Pachter Orange Pediatric Care, P.C. "Quality, Compassionate, Personalized care you and your child will know and trust!" Schedule your Physicals NOW! Spring is here and it is not too early, in fact is is the perfect time. Get them done before your summer vacations, before the appointment schedules get full. It is also time to schedule your Asthma and Allergy check ups! Please call us and set up your next appointment today. 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 301 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-5995 Find us at & for Hours & Information

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