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.
Love, Uncles, and Etymology by Arnold Romanofski
... Uncle Steve would pull out a slide rule (this was the 1960s, before calculators were common) and help me do math problems in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner. We had these “conferences” at every family activity. Once, before arriving at a family event, my dad pulled me aside and said, “Don’t bother Uncle Steve the whole time. Other people want to talk to him too.” I was shocked and hurt. To be cut off from Uncle Steve was a crisis. I found Uncle Steve and pulled on his pant’s leg.
Ensure Your Child's Success in Math - 10 Great Ways! by Susan Jarema
... Time spent exploring math with your child will help your child excel in other areas such as science, geography, music, art and problem solving. Our children can grow up to enjoy mathematics and we parents can learn along the way. Find an hour each week to share the wonders of mathematics with your child. Take some MATHemACTION in your own home. Remember, if not for math, we might still think that the earth was flat like a pancake!
Teach Your Kids Arithmetic - The Quick-Add - Part I by Joe Pagano
... Imagine what better problem solvers we would be in general if we had math on our side rather than against us! Let’s return to the idea of complements. In the 8 + 9 example, we see the sum is 17. How much faster would a child come up with the answer 17, if I said “What is 10 + 7?” Now the careful analysis of the difference between 8 + 9 and 10 + 7 reveals some very interesting things, and shows how the circuitry of the brain capitalizes on some very important mathematical facts.
Did eBay Open the Door for Google? by James Newton
... Problem is, this is a highly competitive market and he might price himself out of sales. The math is done, does this seller have any chance to earn money on eBay? I think Bill has forgotten that buyers come to eBay because of the sellers, so they can buy it. If it aint there, they won't be coming. Bill, it's not a good idea to chase sellers away. 83% of your listings hmmm. Ok Google (or anyone with an auction site), looks like eBay wants to hand over the keys to..
My Kid is Smart- So Why is He Getting Bad Grades? by Sadiq Ansari
... The critical mind may first ask one of these parents, "Why do you think your child is so smart?" First, let's take a step back and look at that word: "smart." This word is so overused and broad in definition, that I think it's just useless. Am I smart because I can instantly multiply 23 and 8? Was your high school class valedictorian the smartest person you knew back then? Was Einstein smart because he discovered the theory of relativity? What about savants, who can memorize tens of ...
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... Vedic mathematics is a system based on sixteen sutras (aphorisms) which are actually word-formulae describing natural ways of solving a whole range of mathematical problems. 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.
R U Wurreed Cuz Yur Cid Kant Spel? by Jeffrey Hauser
... The problem with relying on a spell-check feature is that it can’t tell you if the entire word is wrong. Suppose you’re talking about an ‘affect’ (happening to something) or ‘effect?’ (has happened to something) Spelling is no longer the issue. Instead, it’s the knowledge of the correct word. This comes with reading, which I also feel is a lost art. I fear less and less young people read the newspapers and magazines.