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Parents Demand Dumbeddown Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... Only 7 percent of schools in Virginia met new achievement standards, and 9 out of 10 sophomores in Arizona schools failed a new math test. In New York City, school authorities estimated that over 30 percent of the city’s 11thgraders would not be eligible to graduate if the English language standard that will take effect next year was being applied today. Diane Ravitch of the Brookings Institute in Washington is a longtime analyst of New York’s publicschool system She estimated that in ...
Mental Math Practice Worksheets by Shilpa Rao
... The next best alternative is to find math practice worksheets. There are many websites that offer you downloadable practice worksheets for a small fee. And there are some websites that offer you for free. Some offer you predefined sheets where as very few websites offer you build your own math practice worksheets. Usage of math practice sheets early on can instill a great habit of enjoying math and at the same time help to solidify mental math skills.
Abacus Mental Math in Asia and the West by Shilpa Rao
... abacus mental math for a bit over a year. Such is the power of abacus mental math education. Today, the same educational materials used in Asian nations are available in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe and South Africa. Today various websites offer not only easy to understand textbooks on abacus math but also math practice worksheets. And this is the kind of practice that engages a child to learn math with a lot of fun. Now you know why Asian children are very good with numbers.
Teach Your Kids Arithmetic  The Teenage Number Trick by Joe Pagano
... You now have your answer. Thus 3 x 5 = 15 and 180 + 15 = 195. That’s it. With a little practice you can beat the calculator every time. Guaranteed. Let’s try one more and you be the judge. Take 14 x 18. Now 4 + 8 = 12; 12 + 10 = 22 and 22 with a 0 at the end is 220; 8 x 4 = 32 and 220 + 32 = 252. Presto! Imagine how your children’s teachers will react when your eight and nine year olds are doing this in math class. I think the method speaks for itself.
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... From intelligent guessing to thinking outside the box ability. Vedic mathematics has its applications to much advanced mathematics, such as calculus and linear algebra. The sixteen sutras are: By one more than the one before, All from 9 and the last from 10, Vertically and crosswise, Transpose and apply, If the Samuccaya is the same it is zero, If one is in ratio the other is zero, By addition and by subtraction, By the completion or noncompletion, Differential calculus, By the deficiency, ...
The Era of Information Technology by Steven Cancel
... Imagine not even having a calculator for math or the internet to do research. Yes, I know, it is hard to believe people were able to survive without these advanced tools that we take for granted each day. The advances in communication combined with the evolution of the IT industry has made it possible for people to do business throughout the world in real time. Improvements in IT improve our lifestyles and business by allowing computers to reduce complications and enrich possibilities.
Computers Are Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! by Mike Bryant
... It doesn't have the ability to appreciate. Anything that a computer creates like a digital image is built purely from mathematical formulas, not because the computer thought it was pretty. In fact, computers can't think at all, not yet anyway. Maybe someday we'll have computers that have selfrealization, to know and to understand and to think. But that day is probably a long way off. For now, we're stuck with unthinking fast calculators. The next time you sit in front of the computer and ...
Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers by Frank Holes Jr.
... Everyone gets those situations in life where an emergency has come up, and you don't have the time (or sometimes the ability) to get a good lesson plan in to school for your students. Maybe you have a family emergency or a disrupted travel plan and you just cannot get into school to leave detailed lessons. That is why it is essential for you to have an emergency lesson plan available and handy. By Frank Holes, Jr.
