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We have added over 300 new worksheets to our grade 1 and grade 2 grammar sections.

How to find the grammar worksheets

You’ll now find that our grammar sections are divided by grade, …
grammar page 

           

When your kids struggle with their math, it’s time to take a step back and take a deep breath. They need to slow down and take their time. Here’s a step by step guide that will help your kids get through those tough math problems.


We’ll use a grade 3 addition word problem as an example to clarify:


Pinky the Pig bought 36 apples while Danny the Duck bought 73 apples and 14 bananas. How many apples do they have altogether?

Read the problem

Carefully read through the problem to make sure you understand what is being asked.


Pinky the pig and Danny the duck bought apples and bananas. The question is how many apples they have together.

           

In grade 5, students start learning about exponent math and about the properties of exponents.  We created a new page of exponent worksheets in our grade 5 math section that covers introducing, reading and writing exponents.

Introducing exponents

This set of worksheets introduces exponents: the repeated multiplication of a base number, and shows students how to rewrite a number being multiplied by itself as an exponent.

grade 5 introduction to exponents

           

We have added several new worksheets to our grade 5 vocabulary page. The worksheets cover prefix, affixes, homographs, idioms, proverbs, similes and metaphors.
Here’s an overview of our new worksheets:

Prefix and suffix words

Students practice prefix and suffix words appropriate for grade 5 in these two sets of worksheets.

           

We realize that it can be hard to know what grade the math worksheet you are looking for is in, so we have added the option to search our math worksheets by topic. Here’s where you can find that option on our main math worksheets page:

math by topic search 

           

We have added two new sections of worksheets to our grade 4 vocabulary worksheets page. The first section deals with Latin and Greek root words in a new prefix and suffix are of study. The second section covers idioms, proverbs, similes and metaphors.


Here’s an overview of our new worksheets:

Prefix and suffix words

Students are asked to write prefix and suffix words based on Latin and Greek root words.

Grade 4 vocabulary worksheet - prefix suffix words

           

By Sheila Welch

 

Our book reviewer, Sheila Welch, has recommendations on books to read about adoption in recognition of National Adoption Month.

Worth

Worth


I read Worth by A. LaFaye over a year ago, but I have not forgotten those two strong boy characters. All the main characters are clearly defined and play important roles in this captivating winner of a Scott O’Dell Award for historical fiction. When Nathan, the narrator, is severely injured on his family’s Midwestern farm, his father brings home a boy who arrived on a train. Is this city kid going to replace Nathan? This question will grab and hold the interest of readers in grades fourth through eighth. Worth brings to life a period in the history of the USA that's unfamiliar to many children and even adults. From 1854 until 1930, Orphan Trains carried destitute city kids west to be placed with country families. Neither Nathan nor John Worth is happy about their drastically changed lives and their inability to turn back time. Yet gradually they begin to inch forward together, learning about and from each other. When a local range war flares up, the two boys cooperate to help curb the hostility, and readers will welcome the realistic but satisfying conclusion. The Aladdin paperback edition has an appealing cover and  contains thought-provoking questions for classroom or book club discussion.

           

We’ve added new vocabulary worksheets to our grade 2 and grade 3 sections focusing on affixes (prefixes and suffixes),  non-literal meanings of words (idioms and similes) and shades of meanings of similar words.

Grade 2 vocabulary pages

The new grade 2 vocabulary pages focus on prefixes:

Prefixes

Students work on deciphering prefixes and root words.

Grade 2 Vocabulary Worksheet - prefixes

           

We found some gaps in our vocabulary worksheets pages and have started to fill them. We've just completed the grade 1 worksheets and over the next few weeks you'll see further sections added to grade 2 to 5.

The new worksheets added to the grade 1 vocabulary page are:

Categorizing words

Students work on how to sort words into categories.

sorting words

We've also added two new sections: suffixes, and root words and word endings.

           

In grades 5 and 6, students learn how to multiply and divide fractions.  Below we are going to tackle dividing a fraction by a fraction. It can be tricky to learn, but with some simple rules to follow, students can master these equations.


There is more than one method to divide fractions. The most commonly used is what is called “invert and multiply”. Here’s how that works:

Dividing fractions – invert and multiply


In dividing fractions you take the reciprocal (invert the fraction) of the divisor and multiply the dividend.


It’s easier to understand this visually. Here’s how that looks:

dividing fractions