Teach Your Kids Arithmetic - Fractions, Those Devils! by Joe Pagano
... Finally, to add the two fractions, we need to multiply the numerators by an appropriate factor to get the adjusted fraction. For example, since 36/18 = 2, we need to multiply the 5 of 5/18 by 2 to get 5/18 = 10/36; similarly, since 36/12 = 3, we multiply 5 by 3 to get 15; thus 5/12 = 15/36. Finally, 5/18 + 5/12 = 10/36 + 15/36 = 25/36. Try this method out for size, and I’m sure you won’t be taking any boat rides with Charon or Cerberus any time soon.
Online Employee Timesheets by P Paul
... • The totals of the columns including the monthly hour total gets displayed in hours and fractions of hours due to limitations on how Excel adds time values. However the pains of maintaining an excel timesheet was always there with the people managing them and the hunt for options was always on. Then there was Outlook Timesheets. Here the features were one up from excel timesheet like: • It had user interface • Remote access feature using Outlook / Exchange messaging solution.
You're A Mathematical Genius, You Know! by Murdo Macleod
... It's those darn fractions again. She just can't make sense of them. "A half times a half is a quarter. So how, when you multiply things together, can you have LESS than you started out with!" You explain that multiplication and division are two sides of the same thing, and you make it "real world" for her with a little analogy: You get her to imagine a cake. You remind her that "multiplying by half" is another way of saying divide by 2. So she pictures herself halving the cake, giving one ...
Secrets from the Classroom: Avoiding Summer Learning Loss by Rob Stringer
... Traditional board games give so many opportunities to reinforcing acedemic skills—reading cards, adding dice together, counting spaces, and using money. Games such as Scrabble, Spill & Spell, Scattergories, and Balderdash are not only fun but also strengthen reading skills. Start with a Hobby. Use your child's current hobby or interest as a starting point. Sports abound with numbers and statistics. Track personal or family stats, or those of famous players.
5 Ways to Buy Cheaper Books by Morgan James
... Offer to photocopy the extra chapter, if there is an extra chapter added to the latest edition. If you need to have the latest edition, buying online is probably your best way to find the cheapest one. Textbooks are not the only books that you have to be edition-savvy for. If you are slated to read Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , there have been many different versions of this book published (and some you can get at a used bookstore for only a scant few dollars).
Cooking for a Crowd? Need Large Quantity Recipes? Why Not Create Your Own? by Debra Haydel
... On a buffet of numerous dishes, people will take smaller portions of each in order to sample everything. Also, not everyone will sample every dish. This means that every dish you prepare need not serve 25. You need only prepare a few large quantity dishes. Look for recipes that serve 8-12 and double them (or not). With a calculator and a little ingredient know-how you can comfortably convert most of your party food recipes and present a tantalizing menu to your guests. Have fun!