Children enjoy different toys to play around. If a child likes to play cars, find other toys that goes with it like roads and bridges. Buying a toy bridge made out of plastic materials are expensive but building one with your toddler is so much fun! It is easy to customize what sizes you will be building: small bridge, medium bridge and large bridge. Go over you children’s toy vehicle sizes and decide what size you will be building.

For this arts and crafts project, **the length of the bridge is about 12 inches or 1 foot. **

Watch how it was build at our YouTube Channel alohagems.

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- Parents who add educational visuals when decorating their toddler’s room. Play a guessing game by identifying each pictures and letters.
- Childcare and caregivers to add more colors to your classroom.
- Special Educators and paraprofessionals.

Step 1. Put your mouse cursor on the top image.

Step 2. Right click.

Step 3. Choose “save as image…”.

Step 4. Save.

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F stands for First terms. O stands for Outer terms. I stands of Inner Terms and L stands for Last terms. Multiply the first terms. Multiply the outer terms. Multiply the inner terms. Multiply the last terms. Combine like terms and write the final answer.

Circumference, arc, radius, diameter, chord, sector, secant, tangent and segment.

Crotons are tropical plants that grows outdoors.

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King Kamehameha I Day is June 12, 2017, based on the Federal and State Holidays of Hawaii, USA in 2017.

I just found out today, I thought I will share it on alohagems as a reminder for myself. I can have a 3-Day weekend as it a Monday. Yay!

Read more about King Kamehamaha I on Wikipedia.

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Learn how to make another 3D model of a Cube (a platonic solid with six square faces and twelve edges) using popsicle sticks.

If you are looking for a whole set of platonic solids models using popsicle sticks, just follow this page or visit my YouTube Channel alohagems.

Sample images of Cube Models:

- popsicle sticks
- hot glue or clear gel tacky glue
- paint (optional)

Step 1. Gather materials.

Step 2. Make 12 edges.

Step 3. The square faces. Make two squares.

Step 3. Connect two square and the rest of the connectors.

Watch this tutorial on our YouTube Channel alohagems.

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A tetrahedron is one of the platonic solids with four triangular faces, six edges, and four vertices. It is also called a triangular pyramid. Recall that pyramids are named according to the shape of their bases. The base of the tetrahedron is a triangle.

This project is good for math displays, math centers for your classroom, home decors, or table display in your office.

- Popsicle sticks – about 12 pieces.
- Glue – either hot glue or wood tacky glue

How many polygons did you know? Can you name them?

In Geometry, polygons are closed figures with at least three sides. When I was in school back in the days (Elementary and High School), I thought polygons are up to 12 sides because I saw it on the poster posted in our math center. Later on, I learned that it has infinite number of sides and as the number of sides increases it getting closer to become a circle. Actually, it looks like a circle.

I made this images if the regular polygons using a software called Inkscape. It is free to download. I just have to enter the number of sides and I can easily draw any polygon based on the desired number of sides.

]]>Here few Eighth Grade math exercises based on common core standards. Recall your previous knowledge and find the correct answer. The skills being measured in every slide are the following:

- Exponents and Roots. (Simplify the square of 10 squared.)
- Cube roots of perfect cubes. (What is the cube root of 27?)
- Solve equations with variable exponents. (p to the 4th power = 16. Solve for p.)
- Rational Numbers. Simplify radicals. (Write 4/10 in lowest terms.)
- Operations with signed numbers. Addition and Subtraction rules. (Evaluate: 7 + -3 + -9)
- Operations with signed numbers. Addition and Subtraction rules. (Is -2 – -5 positive or negative?)
- Number Theory. Classify numbers. (Which of the following are whole numbers? 4 , 0, 5/6, pi)
- Number Theory. Factors. (Which one is a factor of 14? 12, 5, 7, 2)

How was it? Write your answers on comments below.

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Lei is a sign of love, remembrance, appreciation, happiness, achievements and welcome given to a special person. Every time I see people wearing a lei, I made some guess on my mind:

- Is it his/her birthday?
- Is he just arrived to Hawaii?
- Is she a new/visitor or guest?
- These children wearing leis will be performing on their school’s May Day program.
- Graduation day!
- Wedding day!
- Anniversary!
- Special Day!
- VIP visiting our area?

There are many ways to make a lei or garland. In this post, we will show you how to make a simple one.

**Materials:**

- plumeria flowers
- sewing needle
- thread

**Video tutorials on how to make a lei. **

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