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Teach Your Kids Arithmetic  The QuickAdd  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.
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 backtofront: from rightto 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".
What is Mental Math and Why Should We Study by Shilpa Rao
... Learning mental math at early age can help boost your child’s confidence when it comes to mathematics, develop mental calculation abilities, provide a sense of achievement as the child's proficiency improves, lead to greater mental capacity, promote intuitive thinking, enhance problemsolving capability, enhance creativity and last but not least, improve concentration and mental endurance. Read what past president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has to say about mental ...
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.
The GED Math Test: About the Casio fx260 Calculator by Leonard Williams
...  the test requires only basic knowledge and application of a few functions. And this knowledge will actually help test candidates solve the test's more complicated problems. The Casio fx260 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
That New Car Smell  Tales from the Darkside in Austin, Texas by Frank Bellucci
... Small shops will also get to know your car’s history so that you can head off problems down the road and service things early before they turn into big problems. And if it’s a truly great shop, the same mechanic will work on your car each time so that there is a working knowledge base in his head about your car – that can be far more effective than just what’s put in the computer database. Well that’s it for today; I have to go do some other stuff now.
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 ...
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... Vedic mathematics is a system based on sixteen sutras (aphorisms) which are actually wordformulae 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.
