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Mathematics  We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... 4) Calculators are readily available for students in their math classes. However, the trained professional knows when to allow calculator use and when not to. Students need to know basic facts and not solely rely on a calculators, charts, or cards. However, these aids can be used to assist in the learning and memorization of the essentials of math. Students in advanced math classes will use calculators on a more frequent basis to save time in some of the computations.
Texas Instruments TI83 Plus Calculator by Matthew Keegan
... Texas Instruments has their TI83 Plus model which helps students with their Physics, Biology, Algebra, and PreCalculus classes. We'll examine why this model is so popular with today's classroom students. Back in the 1970s, the slide rule gave way to calculators in many classrooms across the nation. Texas Instruments led the way as almost every student owned one of their models. Today, Texas Instruments [or, TI] continues to produce calculators and their TI83 Plus calculator leads the way.
What is Mental Math and Why Should We Study by Shilpa Rao
... The payoff for this investment can be tremendous both in improving students’ mathematical abilities and in giving a visible sign that we are committed to preparing students with the kind of mathematical proficiency that the public can readily appreciate.” We all have had our share of difficulties understanding and learning math in the past. And the same difficulties face to our children. Let me tell you that yes math is difficult and boring if the numbers and the relation between these ...
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 ...
Multiplying Success  Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... This article lists several ways to help prepare for the math portion of standardized tests. I must emphasize, however, that it is important to approach test taking with balance. Don't add to the inherent stressfulness of the situation by loading your child down with extra study and work. Your goal is not to add to your child's knowledge, but to help him or her effectively use and retrieve what they already know. We have four boys, three of whom have ADHD Inattentive Type.
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 ...
Notable Notes  Study Tips for the Struggling Students by Brian Shannon
... Retyping your notes helps to reinforce the ideas in your brain, as well as keeping them legible for later in the semester. (It always amazed me how I couldn't read my own handwriting or follow my own thoughts just two weeks later.) This will also cut down on the amount of time you will need to review your notes later when preparing for a test. Make a habit of reviewing your notes before class each week and not waiting until the night before the test.
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution. It is claimed and proven by many researchers in Asia that practice and use of Vedic mathematics helps the person in many different aspects of decision making. From intelligent guessing to thinking outside the box ability. Vedic mathematics has its applications to much advanced mathematics, such as calculus and linear algebra.
