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We have added over 400 new grade 3 grammar worksheets to our web site.

How to find the grammar worksheets


First, let us show us where to find the grammar worksheets. You’ll now find that our grammar sections are divided by grade, …

grade 3 grammar worksheets

           

Featuring Felines!

By Sheila Welch

Our book reviewer, Sheila Welch, has been digging around for children’s books about animals and, predominantly, cats. Here are her top picks:

Find the White Horse

Find the White Horse


Find the White Horse by the popular British author Dick King-Smith, illustrated with pen and ink sketches by Larry Wilkes, is reminiscent of The Incredible Journey. All of the animals in King-Smith’s story – Squintum, a neglected Siamese cat; Lubber, an old dog saved by the cat from being euthanized; Katie, a homing pigeon; and Colleen, a purebred setter who was left tied and abandoned – are unashamedly anthropomorphized, yet retain many animal traits. For example, Squintum gobbles down a litter of baby mice and thinks of Katie, the pigeon, in terms of a meal until she proves useful as a high-flying scout. Why do they need to find the White Horse? Lubber’s owners live in a small village with a view of an oversized landmark, a gigantic horse carved into the white chalk on a huge grassy hill. The lively dialog and action-packed plot will entertain independent readers in third through fifth grades as they absorb the underlying plea for the humane treatment of animals.

           

Following on from our last blog on adding fractions with like denominators, adding fractions with unlike denominators is a little more complicated.

Improper fractions, or fractions with unlike denominators, may look a bit difficult. However, once you make the denominators the same, the addition is easy.


Let’s use an example:
fractions with unlike denominators 

           

Fractions are parts of a whole.  To understand fractions we need to understand each part of the fraction.


The bottom number is called the denominator. The denominator tells us two things:


1.    How many parts our whole is divided into;
2.    What to call these parts.


For example in the fraction 2/3:

fractions denominator

           

You may have noticed that we have updated our vocabulary worksheets sections for grades 1 – 5 with more variety of exercises. To complement those exercises, we are also creating vocabulary workbooks for further practice. Our grade 3 vocabulary and grade 4 vocabulary workbooks were published late last year. Our latest addition is the grade 1 vocabulary workbook.

New grade 1 vocabulary workbook

Like our other vocabulary workbooks, every lesson starts with a word list and definitions. Following are four exercises to practice the words. Those exercises include identifying words by pictures, selecting definitions of words by multiple choice, synonym and antonym exercises, crosswords, matching sentences to pictures, context clues, completing sentences with words from a word bank, among others.


There are 30 lessons in total. Each lesson covers 10 vocabulary words.

A review of a vocabulary lesson

Let’s take a look at some of the exercises we cover in the grade 1 vocabulary workbook. Here’s a focus on Lesson 10.

Word list

It starts with a list of words and definitions – presented in a dictionary style. This will save you time from flipping through a dictionary.

grade 1 vocabulary word list

           

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