Parents' Complaints --- Arrogant Public Schools Turn a Deaf Ear by Joel Turtel
... If you couldn't be fired, would you care about parent's complaints? That's why they don't, and that's why public-school teachers or principals can be arrogant or indifferent to parent's legitimate complaints. Parents, the solution is to stop hitting your head against the brick wall of arrogant public-school employees. Just walk around the wall and don't look back. That is, consider taking your children out of public school and find real education choice and control in the education free-market.
The Shocking Secret Behind Your Math Blocks by Kenneth Williams
... Because the way you were taught to do math on paper was suicidal to your ability to do math in your head. Do you know why? Because you were taught how to do math BACKWARDS. You were taught math back-to-front: from right-to- left. Think about it. When you read a number, how do you do it? Take a look at this number and read it out: 123 What did you say to yourself when you saw it? You probably said "One Hundred and Twenty Three". Or "One Two Three".
Abacus Mental Math in Asia and the West by Shilpa Rao
... 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.
Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... In Virginia and Arizona, state boards of education have backed away from graduation tests that were too tough for even the so-called better schools. 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 11th-graders would not be eligible to graduate if the English language standard that will take effect next year was being ...
Do Your Kids a Favor - Take Away the Calculator by Joe Pagano
... Moreover, the exercise the brain gets from doing mental arithmetic is well worth any effort expended as such activity pays very nice dividends in the form of a sharper wit. So do your kids a favor, parents. Take away the calculator and let your kids do their math homework without it. They may struggle at first, and they may not like this deal; but before long they will be thanking you for giving them the gift of a lifetime: the ability to succeed at math and the joy that comes from doing so.
Getting a GED by John Daye
... Math - decimals, fractions, percentages and basic math problems; multiple-choice problems where you need to add, subtract, multiply and divide without using a calculator. Social Studies - Geography using maps and charts, history; with 66 multiple-choice questions. Science - biology, chemistry, earth and physical sciences; with multiple-choice questions. Literature and the Arts: Reading and comprehension; with multiple-choice questions. The test lasts roughly 7 hours and 35 minutes.
The GED Math Test: About the Casio fx-260 Calculator by Leonard Williams
... To score well on the GED math test, it's important to learn how to use the Casio fx-260 calculator, since it's the calculator used for the official General Education Development Test. To prepare well for the test, it's a good idea to get hands-on practice with this Casio, and to understand which calculator functions the test expects you to know. The Casio fx-260 is used for Part 1 of the two-part math test, which covers basic algebra and geometry, data analysis and basic number operations.
GED Programs and the GED: A Value Beyond Basic Skills Proficiency by Michael Ormsby
... An estimated 60 percent of GED recipients continue their education through workplace training, technical programs, adult continuing education or higher education programs at community colleges and universities. Those with a GED have more full-time work and experience employment consistency for longer time periods than their non-credentialed peers. Those with a GED report more job satisfaction, better self-esteem and confidence in their job and abilities.