The Best Way to Help Your Child Master Math Concepts at Home A growing number of children no longer memorize their addition facts or multiplication tables. With the math curriculum as broad as it is, teachers simply are not able to find the time to ensure that

Read more →What “stupid” mistakes have you seen in math class? (comment and share below) Dana Garner While in college, I worked for the math department. Many times I would get the same answer for this question that asked “what do you think…” (answer should be their opinion). Students

Read more →Now that students have become familiar with the rules for divisibility, offer them another challenge. Divide the class up into groups and give them this problem: In the next 15 minutes they must write down as many numbers as possible that they think can be divided by

Read more →When students first learn percents it’s difficult for them to understand the concept. Using mental math is a great way to get them used to the idea of what percents are all about before they have to tackle much more complicated percent problems. Remind them that 50%

Read more →Online math games can play a useful role in helping kids learn, but they aren’t the only game in town and they shouldn’t be used to the exclusion of older methods, such as card games, dice games and printable math games. For many people, but especially kids,

Read more →When students first start learning equation solving, you want them to get a feeling for how to balance equations by using opposite operations. For example, in one-step equations if the original operation is addition, you’ll use subtraction to solve the equation. Write the following operations and numbers

Read more →Part 1 Get some simple toys or plastic objects and create some post-it price tags for them. For example, for the toy giraffe you could write the label as (g) = $.50 and for the toy boat you could use (b) = $.30. At this point, they

Read more →Multiplication Illustrated in 4 Ways: Comment below and share how you like teaching (illustrating, modeling…) multiplication with your students. Bronwyn Stewart – “We use a ‘Thinkboard’ similar to the one in the post. I teach Year 2 and we fold our paper like in the pic (from

Read more →Solving quadratic equations is difficult for students but before they even start they must understand the underpinnings of factoring. A graphic organizer can help them to try different factor pairs and keep their work clear and meaningful. Here’s an example of how to use a chart or

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