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Mathematics  We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... There is an emphasis on the following: the different ways in which a problem can be solved; skills concepts, using mathematical language and knowing why; students as risk takers, participating without fear; talking and writing about mathematics, keeping math journals; working in groups or with a partner; more frequent formal assessments; mental math, reinforcing the need to be able to do math without paper and pencil; and more use of computers and calculators to support math.
Multiplying Success  Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... 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 why, and work out a strategy to minimize these mistakes. 5. Since most standardized tests have an entire section ...
Math Help Has Never Been This Entertaining by Katie Robbins
... It allows you to input a math problem and helps you find the answer. Once your basic math skills are mastered try your hand at critical thinking math games. A great website is Math.com. Math.com at can be your one stop shop for all your math needs. Math.com provides homework help, practice, tutors, calculators & tools, and math games. The last word, “games” probably peeked your interest. Yes, you can improve your math skills through games. Learning multiplication and logic skills doesn’t ...
What is Mental Math and Why Should We Study by Shilpa Rao
... Learning mental math at early age can help boost your child’s confidence when it comes to mathematics, develop mental calculation abilities, provide a sense of achievement as the child's proficiency improves, lead to greater mental capacity, promote intuitive thinking, enhance problemsolving capability, enhance creativity and last but not least, improve concentration and mental endurance. Read what past president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has to say about mental ...
5 Ways to Form Good Study Habits in your Kids by Dinorah Blackman
... If you have schoolage children, you’ve probably found yourself doing math problems of helping with English essays. But parenting does not necessarily mean that you’re stuck doing homework again. Although it is your duty to make sure your kids fulfil all their academic tasks, it's also your duty to instruct them on how to do it themselves; while you fade into the background as a supervisor. So don't get frustrated by all the cutting, researching, and solving; teach your children these ...
Texas Instruments TI83 Plus Calculator by Matthew Keegan
... Well, it is pocketsized, comes with 12MB of memory, does tons of math problems including statistical tests, has a complete alphabetical keyboard, and it can run programs to name a few. Still, if you are a Calculus student it doesn't do Calculus. However, you can bring the TI83 Plus along for standardized tests and college admission exams. The device runs with 4AAA batteries, so you need to make sure you are fully charged before you start your tests or at least carry spare batteries with you.
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... Put in simplest terms, mental math can be defined as calculations performed in your head  mentally  without help of any external device be it as simple as pen and paper or any modern day device such as calculator, computer or any other electronic gadget. We humans perform mental mathematical calculations everyday, consciously and unconsciously. When you are driving you figure out when to apply brakes to bring the vehicle to stop before hitting something.
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 ...
