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.
Secrets from the Classroom: Avoiding Summer Learning Loss by Rob Stringer
... Using pen and paper or even a spreadsheet, give them a budget and see if they can plan meals, activities and lodgings for one of the days (math & problem solving). Designate one of your children the trip mapmaker (art, math) or map reader (math). Still others could be in charge of creating a family journal or scrapbook (writing, art). The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Have a Family Games Night. Traditional board games give so many opportunities to reinforcing acedemic ...
You're A Mathematical Genius, You Know! by Murdo Macleod
... You see, every day you solve complex problems by breaking them down into tiny little "baby steps". And just like the world's most powerful computer or the greatest ever mathematical prodigy, it's this step-by-step process that enables you to do practically anything. Let's see this process in action with a couple of examples: * * * Example 1 - Calculating the Dreaded Sales Tax The sales tax rate varies around the world, but here in the UK it's 17.5%.
Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... As a result, millions of students may fail these tests, not because they are dumb, but because the schools never taught them to read properly or solve a math problem without a calculator. Millions of high school students with low reading and math skills now risk not graduating from high school until they pass these tests. It is important that parents know the unvarnished truth about their children’s real academic abilities, but many parents are now frantic because they see their children’s ...
The GED Math Test: About the Casio fx-260 Calculator by Leonard Williams
... And this knowledge will actually help test candidates solve the test's more complicated problems. The Casio fx-260 is worth learning. Understanding goes a long way toward reducing "math anxiety" and should improve the final GED Test math score. For additional GED study tips and math test tips, test information and free resources on the GED test, official testing sites, financial aid and student support, visit
A Small Business Approach To Computer Downtime by Aidan McDermott
... Therefore, in theory, when the computer can still boot up and access the internet, around 97% of problems can be solved remotely. The best approach
I now believe we have enough data to make a well rounded decision regarding the best approach for professionals and small businesses when dealing with computer downtime. Step Zero: The reason I’ve added a “step zero” is that an age old saying still applies to modern problems; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
GED Programs and the GED: A Value Beyond Basic Skills Proficiency by Michael Ormsby
... These abilities include communication skills, problem solving, perseverance, flexibility, trainability and work ethics. And these abilities are certainly indicated by other benefits reflected in studies of GED holders, which extend to their employment and financial security, to their families and even communities. According to research:
People without a GED or high school diploma find it difficult to progress beyond low-wage jobs, and research shows the climb from poverty toward economic ...
Increasing Brain Power by Tim Bryce
... Perhaps some friendly debate or the solving of a problem. It has long been known that puzzles, crosswords, chess and checkers, and the like help stimulate the human brain. Simple, basic social intercourse can work wonders in terms of stimulating the mind. Consider room temperature; if too warm or too cold, it will become distracting. But keep the room more cool than warm as it forces you to stay awake. Also consider the amount of available oxygen which stimulates the brain.