Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator by Matthew Keegan
... Still, if you are a Calculus student it doesn't do Calculus. However, you can bring the TI-83 Plus along for standardized tests and college admission exams. The device runs with 4AAA batteries, so you need to make sure you are fully charged before you start your tests or at least carry spare batteries with you. The TI-83 is not cheap as you will have to pay about $100. for a new one. Expect to pay a lot more if you purchase one through your university's bookstore; shop online to compare ...
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.
What is Mental Math and Why Should We Study by Shilpa Rao
... The payoff for this investment can be tremendous both in improving students’ mathematical abilities and in giving a visible sign that we are committed to preparing students with the kind of mathematical proficiency that the public can readily appreciate.” We all have had our share of difficulties understanding and learning math in the past. And the same difficulties face to our children. Let me tell you that yes math is difficult and boring if the numbers and the relation between these ...
The GED Math Test: About the Casio fx-260 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 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
My Kid is Smart- So Why is He Getting Bad Grades? by Sadiq Ansari
... For example, I've seen a lot of students watch me do quick math in my head, and then they try to emulate me. Some succeed, while some just end up taking longer than if they had written it down or used a calculator. I encourage everyone to try new techniques to see what works for them - that is the heart of really being smart. There are often many ways to do something - each student should do what works for THAT student. Sometimes that means working extra hard to understand a principle or ...
Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... 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 failing grades on these new tests. As a result, they complain to school boards that they do not want their children taking these tests or not graduating from high school because of low ...
Do Your Kids a Favor - Take Away the Calculator by Joe Pagano
... The student who feels comfortable working with numbers and doing calculations with them, without resorting to the omnipresent calculator, will always fare better in mathematics than the student who is uncomfortable with these entities. 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 ...
Mental Math Practice Worksheets by Shilpa Rao
... The next best alternative is to find math practice worksheets. There are many websites that offer you download-able practice worksheets for a small fee. And there are some websites that offer you for free. Some offer you predefined sheets where as very few websites offer you build your own math practice worksheets. Usage of math practice sheets early on can instill a great habit of enjoying math and at the same time help to solidify mental math skills.