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Mathematics - We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... The many things that parents can do at home include the following general categories that lend themselves to games and activities: counting games, using common household items; rhyme songs about numbers, helping to reinforce prior knowledge; grocery store shopping adventures; trip planning, exploring distance and gas mileage, coin counting, helping to recognize value and basic facts; probability, as in heads/tails predictions; and making flash cards to reinforce basic math facts.

Teach Your Kids Arithmetic - The Quick-Add - Part I by Joe Pagano
... Now let us examine how the brain circuitry works in doing 10 + 07. The brain performs 1 + 0 in the “tens column” and 0 + 7 in the “ones column,” thus capitalizing on the “Additive Identity Property” of 0. This is in fact a “no-brainer.” Therefore, our strategy tool for addition will be to convert addition problems into their associated “Quick-Adds.” Once done, this simplifies additions enormously. Stay tuned, as in Part II I will go into much more detail about this whole procedure.

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".

Concepts In Infinity – Some Ideas To Ponder by Joe Pagano
... There is a curious limerick on infinity, that goes like this: There once was a student from Trinity, Tried to take the square root of infinity, Whilst counting the digits, Was seized with the fidgets, Gave up math and took up divinity. You might remember from your astronomy days that the vast distances in space are measured in light-years. The speed of light is 186,282 miles per second. A light-year is therefore approximately 5.8 trillion miles.

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 ...

Multiplying Success - Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... 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 that requires use of a calculator, make sure your ...

Computers Are Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! by Mike Bryant
... In fact, computers can't think at all, not yet anyway. Maybe someday we'll have computers that have self-realization, 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 start to get frustrated because the computer isn't doing what you want it to do, just remember that the machine in front of you is very stupid and is only doing what it thinks (probably ...

Fives Paths to $100,000 Per Way Part 1: Gidget's Way by Sean Farrington
... Your math would certainly come up with $1,500 per week in income from gigs. Of course that multiplied by 52 weeks equals $78,000. When Gidget first saw this number she became a little depressed because she didn’t see her goal of six figures in the display of her calculator. But after a little more Jif covered Twinkie delight, she suddenly had a recollection. She remembered that she did have some other income from the sale of her products. [To be truthful she actually has only one ...

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