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The Shocking Secret Behind Your Math Blocks by Kenneth Williams
... Imagine yourself in the math class, writing an addition sum into your little notebook. Something like this: 245 + 631 Doing what you were taught, you take your pencil and first add up the units (5 plus 1) Then you add up the tens (4 plus 3) You do the same with the hundreds (2 plus 6) And finally you have your complete answer. That's what you were taught. And that's how you do math: Units Tens Hundreds Thousands etc Except now there's a problem.
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.
Ensure Your Child's Success in Math  10 Great Ways! by Susan Jarema
... Have your own “math kit” readily available so you can be ready to explore math at any given opportunity. The basics should include items you already have at home such as pencils, erasers, graph paper, a ruler and a measuring tape, scissors, calculator, scale and a wristwatch. 10. Take advantage of the Internet and your local library. There are amazing free resources out there that can teach your child everything they need to learn in math. Many math books are written especially for parents ...
Understanding the GED Test by Leonard Williams
... Both parts of the math test require more background knowledge and ability in basic math skills. The test covers basic number operations, basic algebra and geometry, along with analysis of charts and data. Part of the math test requires use of a calculator to perform number operations. The calculator used is the Casio FX260, and the official testing site will provide it for the test. But since not all calculators are alike, you’ll want to become familiar with the FX260 calculator functions ...
How to Teach Classroom Mathematics by Wacek Kijewski
... I expect the class to be in the “Guinness Book of Records” and thirdly, I am testing whether pupils can count up to a million! The statement: “I can count up to a million” is worthless until it is proven experimentally, i.e. by the process of actually counting”. I got upset. “Enough is enough!” I shouted. “I order you to teach according to the syllabus!” Next day, stealthily, I approached his classroom. The pupils were reciting: 17 999, 18 000, 18 001… I decided to fire Mr.
Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers by Frank Holes Jr.
... Math: Leave a calculator activity. These could even be puzzles or partner games. Or give review problems. Science: Copy a science article and have students read carefully and answer questions. Make speculations and use the scientific method. Or have students create the plans for a lab activity. Reading: Leave students a copy of a short story or article, and questions to answer. You could even set up a 'testtaking' exercise, and discuss appropriate answers and strategies.
My Kid is Smart So Why is He Getting Bad Grades? by Sadiq Ansari
... For example, I've seen a lot of students watch me do quick math in my head, and then they try to emulate me. Some succeed, while some just end up taking longer than if they had written it down or used a calculator. I encourage everyone to try new techniques to see what works for them  that is the heart of really being smart. There are often many ways to do something  each student should do what works for THAT student. Sometimes that means working extra hard to understand a principle or ...
Love, Uncles, and Etymology by Arnold Romanofski
... The incident reminded me of how my Uncle Steve would get his whole class excited about learning by doing something dramatic. Once the phenomenon of big words started, it steamrolled and quickly came right back at me. “You’re being avuncular,” my sister Nancy said. “What’s avuncular?” I asked. “It means acting like an uncle,” she said. “This is going to get out of control,” I said. “Yeah, but it’s fun,” she said. A few months later, my Aunt Lucille and my Aunt Katherine were over for a ...
