I asked on my Facebook page what people thought of this article “Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises”. Here are some of the comments so far: Deborah Shalibo Skroch Certain “building blocks” like multiplication tables must be internalized. That is the big […]

Read more →Download the PDF of this article to file away for later (click here) One of the hardest things to do in homeschooling is to get the children to focus on the mathematics lessons. Math can be annoying when it uses the same approach every day. There are […]

Read more →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 students understand the basic facts (sad, but true). Parents or guardians are […]

Read more →Top TED Ed Lessons for Math Teachers You can watch ALL the TED Ed Math Videos here 1- Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving […]

Read more →Mathematics is more than just a subject. It is all around and within us. Mathematics helps us understand the world around us and interpret facts about ourselves as in the image above. Despite all this, a lot of people have a certain discomfort with mathematics. The reasons […]

Read more →Download this game here and file it away for later FREE Before a major test, it’s important for students to review the concepts they’ve been working on for weeks. The work they’ve put into classwork, homework, and quizzes can make many students reluctant to go over things […]

Read more →When I had the 5 dice game to the point of beta testing, my first app that I created. To see how user friendly my new app was, I had to find a somewhat technologically illiterate guinea pig so I asked my father to play the game.

Once he got the hang of how to play the game, I decided to connect another device using Bluetooth/Wifi and performed some one on one testing by having my 8 year old play the game against my dad.

Read more →Mathematics Autobiographies Combining literacy and math is important for all ages. A good mathematician needs to be able to read well to solve word problems and to know how to find the clues in words. An activity that reinforces this is MATHEMATICS AUTOBIOGRAPHIES. Have students write down […]

Read more →Mental Math Teaching Tips In daily life, we use mental math for 75% of calculations we perform. Here are some tips for encouraging mental math in your classroom: 1. Practice on a daily basis (5-10 minutes per day) 2 .Encourage all your students to try it. […]

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