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Math Help Has Never Been This Entertaining by Katie Robbins
... Math.com provides homework help, practice, tutors, calculators & tools, and math games. The last word, “games” probably peeked your interest. Yes, you can improve your math skills through games. Learning multiplication and logic skills doesn’t always have to involve a textbook and a classroom. You can work on your logic and planning skills when playing the game “Fiver”. This game consists of a grid containing all white pieces. The goal is to change all the white pieces to black pieces.
5 Ways to Form Good Study Habits in your Kids by Dinorah Blackman
... Keep an agenda or homework guide. Relying on your memory might not always be a good idea. Make sure you have a specific place to write down all your upcoming assignments. It will save you a lot of trouble, time and unnecessary phone calls. 5. Take a break. Few children are able to concentrate on homework for hours at a time. Usually a short 10 minute break between assignments can be relaxing and invigorating. Overall, teach your kids to take advantage of their study time by making it a ...
Mathematics  We’re Counting on Help from Parents by Barbara Snyder
... There is an emphasis on the following: the different ways in which a problem can be solved; skills concepts, using mathematical language and knowing why; students as risk takers, participating without fear; talking and writing about mathematics, keeping math journals; working in groups or with a partner; more frequent formal assessments; mental math, reinforcing the need to be able to do math without paper and pencil; and more use of computers and calculators to support math.
My Kid is Smart So Why is He Getting Bad Grades? by Sadiq Ansari
... Some techniques I've seen help are: threaten grounding, check teachers' daily homework websites, or request your childrens' teachers to sign off on the daily homework assignment. I would NOT recommend positive reinforcement here because homework is the absolute bare minimum of what a student is expected to do. By this, I mean reinforcement like, for example, "If you turn in all your homework this semester, I will buy you a Playstation 3." NO NO NO NO NO.
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.
You're A Mathematical Genius, You Know! by Murdo Macleod
... "divides it into two again") and she's left with a quarter. She goes off to bed happy, dreaming about birthday cake And you get to watch the ball game on TV. Again, it's just a matter of simplifying. Real world math is not about mental agony, or learning mechanical formulas that you follow mindlessly like a robot. It's about common sense, seeing how numbers really work, and breaking things down. You just need a little imagination. After all, that's what genius really is.
Multiplying Success  Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... Use it for regular homework, test preparation, and for games. 6. Familiarize your child with the various types of measurement tools. Rulers are notorious for creating confusion, as some have leading edges, and some do not. Schools use a variety of compasses and protractors that are not available at WalMart. Check with your school to see what they use. 7. There are several ways to approach math problems. Help your child find the ways that work best for her.
Help, My TI83 / Ti84 Won't Graph by Samuel Mela
... I have to turn in my math homework tomorrow, and my graph isn't showing up." "This can't be so bad", you think. "I passed high school math. Heck, I even installed the Quicken Accounting System at work. How complicated can a calculator be?" The last time you looked at your child's TI83 or TI84 was in August at the office superstore; it was in the front of a shopping cart with on top of a pile three ring binders and notebook paper. It didn't look so bad then, but now you take a closer ...
