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Mathematics - We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... The many things that parents can do at home include the following general categories that lend themselves to games and activities: counting games, using common household items; rhyme songs about numbers, helping to reinforce prior knowledge; grocery store shopping adventures; trip planning, exploring distance and gas mileage, coin counting, helping to recognize value and basic facts; probability, as in heads/tails predictions; and making flash cards to reinforce basic math facts.

Teach Your Kids Arithmetic - The Quick-Add - Part I by Joe Pagano
... How much faster would a child come up with the answer 17, if I said “What is 10 + 7?” Now the careful analysis of the difference between 8 + 9 and 10 + 7 reveals some very interesting things, and shows how the circuitry of the brain capitalizes on some very important mathematical facts. Let us examine these. It is indeed true that 0 and 1 are two very special numbers, but for addition, 0 is the number whose special property applies here. The number 0 has the “Additive Identity Property.” ...

Computers Are Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! by Mike Bryant
... Computers are really stupid machines-- they can only do very limited tasks like basic math (add, subtract, etc). When you get down to it, a computer is really nothing more than a souped-up calculator. In fact, instead of a fancy calculator, you could think of a computer as nothing but a bunch, a very large bunch, of on and off switches. That's all a computer is, a whole lotta off and on switches. Of course these switches can go from off to on and back again many more times in one second ...

Multiplying Success - Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... Get a good math vocabulary list that will help turn a sentence into an equation. 4. Find out where careless errors occur. Misaligned numbers, incorrectly copied problems or answers, misread operation signs, and sloppy handwriting cause children to miss problems they understand. When a careless error is made, make a notation of why, and work out a strategy to minimize these mistakes. 5. Since most standardized tests have an entire section that requires use of a calculator, make sure your ...

Prognosis of Failure in School Math by Victor Guskov
... The prediction of their failure in math will be right in about 95 cases of 100. It must be noted in conclusion that the level of elementary mental computational skills of actively working pupils only do not decreases in due course. If a pupil uses a calculator instead of mental computations, works passively at lessons and does not carry out home works himself/herself, then the level decreases gradually.

Did eBay Open the Door for Google? by James Newton
... Problem is, this is a highly competitive market and he might price himself out of sales. The math is done, does this seller have any chance to earn money on eBay? I think Bill has forgotten that buyers come to eBay because of the sellers, so they can buy it. If it aint there, they won't be coming. Bill, it's not a good idea to chase sellers away. 83% of your listings hmmm. Ok Google (or anyone with an auction site), looks like eBay wants to hand over the keys to..

History of the Computer - Computers and Technology by Michael Cooper
... They performed basic math functions such as multiplication and division and displayed the results in a variety of methods. Some computers displayed results in a binary representation of electronic lamps. Binary denotes using only ones and zeros thus, lit lamps represented ones and unlit lamps represented zeros. The irony of this is that people needed to perform another mathematical function to translate binary to decimal to make it readable to the user.

Increasing Brain Power by Tim Bryce
... For example, using an automated calculator allows our brain to relax while the machine performs the math. Too often I have seen people reach for a calculator to perform a simple computation as opposed to working it out with paper and pencil. They simply do not want to engage their brains. Further, I have seen whole engineering departments come to a standstill when power outages brought their computers down. Do they really lack the skills to continue their work?

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