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Multiplying Success  Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... Standardized tests demand proficiency in word problems; some state tests have no 'straight' math problems at all. Help your child decode the math words in a problem. 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 ...
Prognosis of Failure in School Math by Victor Guskov
... Therefore it was confirmed that unsatisfactory development of the elementary mental computational skills in primary school was the first cause of difficulties in math’s learning. It means that results of testing of the skills may be used for prognosis of failure in school mathematics. It is evident that the population of pupils with satisfactory skills may be represented only by the pupils from the first group. That's why the parameters of the first group were used as the basis for ...
The Hazard of Using Calculators at School by Victor Guskov
... Calculator proponents claim that calculators simplify tasks and allow students to spend less time on monotonous calculations and more time on understanding problems and determining the best methods for solving them; calculators allow students who would normally be turned off to math because of dissatisfaction or boredom to increase their mathematical understanding. Furthermore, every teacher of mathematics knows that there are graduating pupils in primary school who had not mastered the ...
Children With Learning Disabilities by Aaron Schwartz
... These disabilities can concern inability to read, problems in math reasoning, difficulties with syntax, some visual and audio difficulties. These children cannot follow properly the regular school program because of their learning disabilities but they can profit by a restricted and adjusted program. The problem of their efficient education is really pressing one. The philosophy of the instructional design consists in the following. Very often children with learning disabilities cannot gasp ...
Parents' Complaints  Arrogant Public Schools Turn a Deaf Ear by Joel Turtel
... However, the mathteaching policy for most public schools today is that all children beginning in kindergarten have access to calculators at all times to do math problems. Most school districts make important teachingmethod or curriculum decisions in secret, without parents’ knowledge or approval. A parent’s only recourse is to complain to principals or school authorities after these authorities have dictated their curriculum or teaching methods, and the parent sees the damage to their ...
Secrets from the Classroom: Avoiding Summer Learning Loss by Rob Stringer
... Using pen and paper or even a spreadsheet, give them a budget and see if they can plan meals, activities and lodgings for one of the days (math & problem solving). Designate one of your children the trip mapmaker (art, math) or map reader (math). Still others could be in charge of creating a family journal or scrapbook (writing, art). The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Have a Family Games Night. Traditional board games give so many opportunities to reinforcing acedemic ...
