Staying Active

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Read about why keeping your student engaged is important, and find educational activities and school and community events to help. 

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Spartan Food Pantry Open
School District Warehouse
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850 Republic Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178
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718 Locust St, Sycamore, IL 60178
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Downtown Sycamore on Elm Street between Somonauk and S. California Streets
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SHS Auditorium
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Mathematics Strategies

When it comes to learning math, it’s good to promote flexibility in learning and consider new, efficient ways of solving problems. Mathematics Instructional Coach Lisa Winters shares a few strategies for helping students practice math.

Number Games

Using only a deck of cards, families can play games with their students that increase automaticity and familiarity of facts. 


Algorithms are ways that we solve problems, and there are often a number of efficient algorithms to use.

Number Talks

By talking through problems, families can promote flexible thinking and help their students place numbers in a meaningful context.