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11820en-us2014-05-26T08:04:59ZMon, 26 May 2014 08:04:59 +0000hourly12000-01-01T12:00+00:00Fraction Worksheets
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<p>This week, I put together <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/od/fractionsrounding1/ss/Shade-the-Fraction-Worksheets.htm">10 worksheets for basic fractions</a>. The fraction is given and the student is to shade the area to show the correct fraction. Lots of authentic learning experiences are needed when fractions are involved. Remember, fractions represent both parts of a whole and parts of a set. Consider a dozen eggs and what half of a dozen eggs would be? Eggs are part of a set, however, if I ask for a half of a rectangle, this fraction represents part of the whole.</p>...<p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/27/fraction-worksheets-3.htm">Read Full Post</a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/27/fraction-worksheets-3.htmTue, 27 May 2014 10:12:51 +00002014-05-27T10:12:51ZEffective Method to Study for Math
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<p>It's that time of year where tests and exams are plentiful in order to determine those year end marks. Many of you will be studying by cramming, burning the midnight oil, going over various concepts, working through equations and <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/u/ua/formulas/MemorizeFormulas.htm#ua_form">memorizing formulas</a> to name a few.  However, I would like to suggest a method to study that can be used all year long, it's called taking effective notes in math. If you've wondered how taking notes in math works, <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/od/mathhelpandtutorials/a/Improve-Your-Note-Taking.htm">this article will get you started.</a> After all, note taking is an effective strategy in other subjects and just needs a different approach in math.</p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/26/effective-method-to-study-for-math.htmMon, 26 May 2014 08:04:59 +00002014-05-26T08:04:59ZFraction Worksheets and Printables
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<p>Any teacher will tell you that:  "They just don't get Fractions and Integers".  These two concepts tend to give our younger learners grief. However, keep the learning concrete and authentic and be sure to follow up with lots of practice.  Here is the index to<a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/od/fractionsrounding1/"> numerous worksheets for fractions</a> which include, common denominators, fractions and the four operations, simplifying fractions, equivalent fractions, improper fractions and much more.</p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/23/fraction-worksheets-and-printables.htmFri, 23 May 2014 13:37:57 +00002014-05-23T13:37:57ZGeometry in Kindergarten
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<p>What do kindergarten students need to learn about Geometry according to the Common Core math standards?  They need to know about both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes and solids, they need some understanding of what it means to decompose and compose shapes and solids, they need to know the names of a variety of polygons and how to describe them just to name a few. This week, you'll find some <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/od/CommonCoreMath/fl/Kindergarten-Common-Core-Geometry.htm">helpful hints about teaching geometry</a> to young kindergarten students.</p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/20/geometry-in-kindergarten.htmTue, 20 May 2014 11:44:06 +00002014-05-20T11:44:06ZParents Speak Out About Common Core
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<p><em>"Makes my blood boil"</em> They rage over word problems, "<em>Too much to ask a first grader</em>." <em>"Incredibly frustrating for parent and student".</em> These are the comments that come from the parents of students taking Common Core math. We know that it's extremely important to have strong parent/school relationships but is the Common Core driving a wedge between this useful relationship? <br />
<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/2-2-parents-rail-against-common-core-math-060635222.html"><em><strong>See full story in the Yahoo news.</strong></em></a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/18/parents-speak-out-about-common-core.htmSun, 18 May 2014 07:41:57 +00002014-05-18T07:41:57ZCounting: What Really Counts?
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<p>Most of us take counting for granted. We learned how to count so long ago that we likely don't remember how we learned it or what our struggles were as we learned to count. Counting is much more than simply saying 1,2,3,4.... there is so much more to understand that just the rote learning of numbers. To better understand the principles behind counting and become your child's best teacher yet, take a look at the <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/od/counting/a/The-Principles-Of-Counting.htm">principles of counting.</a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/16/counting-what-really-counts.htmFri, 16 May 2014 07:13:26 +00002014-05-16T07:13:26ZHappy Mother's Day
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<p>At this time on this special day, I would like to wish all of the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day.  For additional information about the <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://womenshistory.about.com/od/mothersday/a/early.htm">History of Mother's Day,</a> check out what our About Expert has to say.</p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/05/11/happy-mothers-day.htmSun, 11 May 2014 08:54:38 +00002014-05-11T08:54:38ZCommit Those Facts to Memory!
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<p>I wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked if kids should know their times tables by memory. The answer is YES, absolutely. Sure, calculators and plentiful and even available on phones and iPods but bottom line, it's important to know your facts. It's efficient and the research is pretty clear that those who commit the facts to memory tend to have better achievement in math.</p>...<p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/30/commit-those-facts-to-memory-3.htm">Read Full Post</a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/30/commit-those-facts-to-memory-3.htmWed, 30 Apr 2014 09:49:48 +00002014-04-30T09:49:48ZGender Gap or Cultural Biases?
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<p>The gender gap between males and females is something I've observed for over 25 years in education. My own thoughts were more that attitude was the barrier to math achievement among females. However, <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/women-bad-math-both-genders_n_4941952.html"> this study</a> suggests that it may be cultural biases rather than biology may be the root cause of the the math gender gap.</p>...<p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/26/gender-gap-or-cultural-biases.htm">Read Full Post</a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/26/gender-gap-or-cultural-biases.htmSat, 26 Apr 2014 06:29:08 +00002014-04-26T06:29:08ZMemorizing Trig's Functions?
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<p>Here's what you need to help you commit <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://www.futilitycloset.com/2014/04/20/alisons-triangle/?utm_content=buffera34f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer">Trig's functions to memory</a>. It's called Alison's Triangle and was found in the book <a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Years-Before-Blackboard-Mathematics/dp/0883855259">'Twenty Years Before the Blackboard</a>' which was written by who else of course? A math teacher!</p>...<p><a href="http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/1hc&zu=http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/23/memorizing-trigs-functions.htm">Read Full Post</a></p>http://math.about.com/b/2014/04/23/memorizing-trigs-functions.htmWed, 23 Apr 2014 06:07:10 +00002014-04-23T06:07:10Z