Parents' Complaints --- Arrogant Public Schools Turn a Deaf Ear by Joel Turtel
... However, the math-teaching policy for most public schools today is that all children beginning in kindergarten have access to calculators at all times to do math problems. Most school districts make important teaching-method or curriculum decisions in secret, without parentsí knowledge or approval. A parentís only recourse is to complain to principals or school authorities after these authorities have dictated their curriculum or teaching methods, and the parent sees the damage to their ...
Mathematics - Weíre 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.
I've Turned Into A... by Beverly Mahone
... Iím not ashamed to say I used my fingers to do math problems sometimes. That may be because we didnít have calculators, but we did have the Abacus. Remember that, baby boomer buddies? Reading was fundamental back then but we did it by reading the ENTIRE booknot using cliff notes. Iíll never forget the time my 9th grade English teacher made us read ďMoby DickĒ as an assignment. I thought she must have been insane! But, in hindsight, I can now say Iím proud to have read one of the classics ...
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 Iíve added a ďstep zeroĒ is that an age old saying still applies to modern problems; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
5 Ways to Form Good Study Habits in your Kids by Dinorah Blackman
... If you have school-age children, youíve probably found yourself doing math problems of helping with English essays. But parenting does not necessarily mean that youíre 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 ...
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 ...
How To Subtract In Your Head by Murdo Macleod
... A few tips to help you:Always relax when you're doing mental math (or when performing any mental activity for that matter). Never strain your mind - the natural way is best. And remember, you're only ever competing with yourself. Go at the pace that's most comfortable for YOU! Like most things in life, there's an easy way and an unlimited number of difficult ways. Be good to yourself and get used to finding the easy way, Your whole life will run smoother as a result.
Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers by Frank Holes Jr.
... Or give review problems. Science: Copy a science article and have students read carefully and answer questions. Make speculations and use the scientific method. Or have students create the plans for a lab activity. Reading: Leave students a copy of a short story or article, and questions to answer. You could even set up a 'test-taking' exercise, and discuss appropriate answers and strategies. Social Studies: Map activities are great for emergency plans.