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Archive for the ‘Middle School’ Category

Basketball & Soccer make Algebra fun!

algebraFinding free educational games to challenge your children’s math skills when they get into middle school and high school can be a difficult task. Luckily, I came across a site that integrates important algebra skills with some of kids’ favorite pastimes: sports and action games. Read the rest of this entry »

Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, Algebra Help

A valuable free educational resource I just discovered to help my child learn more complex middle school algebra concepts is the Prentice Hall Homework Video Tutor. It’s a comprehensive series of algebra instructional videos ranging from foundation concepts like variables to radical and rational expressions and functions. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Geometry Study: Line Reflections, X & Y axis

Presentations, exams, reports … after a rigorous year of advanced classes, I’m ecstatic to say my child is finally out of school for the summer. Sixth grade was a real challenge — he has taken his first cumulative final exams in Math and English, and did well. Read the rest of this entry »

Khan Academy – a free education treasure trove

Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) brings a whole new dimension to free educational math tools. It’s a huge compilation of high-quality video tutorials by reputable instructors on subjects for kids in middle school, through high school, and even into college. If your child is in any of these grades, or even younger, this is definitely a site to become familiar with as soon as possible, because it can act as an interactive reference through many years of your child’s intellectual development. The site boasts more than 141,600,000 lessons and continues to grow.
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FCAT season is upon us!!

It’s that time of year again in the Florida educational system — time for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT). Although there’s always controversy as to whether or not there’s too much emphasis put on the results and too much stress put on youngsters, there’s no disputing the fact that the tests are a requirement and we all want our kids to do well on them. Read the rest of this entry »

Middle School Math: Prisms, cones, cylinders OH MY!

In a recent search for free educational quizzes on the volume of prisms, cones and other 3D figures for my son’s upcoming 6th grade math test, I found myself surfing for hours for a suitable resource to help him study.

Although I found some games that touched upon the skills I was looking for, nothing really hit the target. Out of desperation, I realized it would be quicker to take advantage of my programming skills and whip up a web application myself. A few hours later, my 3D Volume Quiz was born!! Read the rest of this entry »


I stumbled upon Mathops.com searching for a site with free educational information on inverse variation for my son’s quiz the next day (Nothing like the last minute!). Since I hadn’t thought about variation, direct, indirect, inverse or otherwise… in decades, I needed more help than I could find in his math book. Read the rest of this entry »

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I'm Valerie Reece, Realtor with Century 21 Carioti in Orlando. My husband, Peter is also a Realtor with Century 21 Carioti and we work as a team to service the needs of home buyers and sellers throughout Central Florida and abroad.


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