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The VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Tools Blog contains resources on classroom ideas, lesson plans, industry news, events, and offers throughout education.

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Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

Math Problem Solving Strategies (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan & Templates

By: Margo Ensz
April 21st, 2014

We are excited to announce our partnership with two super creative educators from The Curriculum Corner! You can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates you can easily print with your VariQuest Perfecta 2400 or VariQuest Poster Maker - just be sure you have the latest VariQuest Software v4.0!  Lesson: Introduction to Problem Solving Strategies (Two-Day Lesson) 

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VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades 9-12: Recognizing National Mathematics Awareness Month

By: Julia Cremin
April 7th, 2014

The theme of National Mathematics Awareness Month, 2014 is Mathematics, Magic and Mystery. Each day in April, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will reveal a short video introducing a theme-related activity, along with materials to support instruction at varying levels. The activities will align with one of the images on the theme poster (download a .pdf of this poster here.)

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades 6-8: Exploring Pi

By: Lindsey Graff
April 7th, 2014

Engage students with this hands-on activity that leads them to understand the formula for the area of a circle. Pi Day, 3/14, is considered a national holiday to most math instructors. To commemorate this day, or to help incorporate a tactile learning experience in which students understand the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, use the following paper folding activity.

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Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades K-5 Lesson: Top Ten VariQuest Math Activities

By: Julia Cremin
April 7th, 2014

In honor of Mathematics Awareness Month, the following activities provide creative ways to incorporate manipulatives into the core math instruction in your classroom.

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades 9-12 Activity: Number Tricks & Algebra

By: Lindsey Graff
October 14th, 2013

Challenge students to decode the algebraic equations behind number “tricks”

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Grade Level: Secondary (7-12) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades 6-8 Activity: Logic Puzzles

By: Lindsey Graff
October 14th, 2013

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Grades K-5 Activity: Solving Word Problems

By: Lindsey Graff
October 14th, 2013

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Geometric Shapes

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Shapes Lesson Plan - House/Train

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics

Numbers: Ladybug Lesson Plan

By: Lindsey Graff
August 31st, 2013

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