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- Teaching Math: A Breeze when Incorporating Favorite Interests

shapes in geometry arises but Matthew is not grasping the concepts If looking down onto a Baseball Diamond from an aerial perspective the shape of Square is easily seen in the formation of the 4 bases on the ball field As well the shape of the bases individually is a square Then show in sequence what happens when the player runs to first base second third and fourth demonstrating the making of a Straight Line 4 times and in consecutive order Within each corner while the player stands on the base the player looks down at both straight lines that connect and the player can then see a perfect Right Angle of 90 degrees Drawing a line across from the base to the left to the base t the right demonstrates a perfect Right Triangle Suddenly a light is switched on in the child s brain and Matthew is on the way to understanding the concept of geometry Not only do they understand it on paper in 2 D form but now in 3 D form in the context of a baseball game in a real life scenario Example No 2 Ashley likes archery Archery is included in her favorite activities list While imaging and practicing her archery skills she sees concentric circles one inside the other When a line is drawn from her bow to the target she demonstrates a perfect straight line Hence she has a different yet equally effective association of a favorite interest to relate to the concepts in geometry as Mathew s love of baseball Imagine now that Susie not only is attaining the required skills the in geometry lesson but is also having fun while doing it and has developed self motivation and interest in learning math In these examples both sides of the

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Open archived version from archive - Geometry Games, Glossaries, and Facts!

Great geometry Web sites for teaching kids Diana Dell Geometry Vocabulary This is lesson one of my very favorite geometry site Children can hear it see it and play geometry games Diana Dell Geometry Uni View original here Geometry Games Glossaries and Facts If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Specialty International Education Comments 1 Trackback

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Open archived version from archive - Elementary Fractions Plan

paper in half again Use the squares to talk about the blank to mean one out of four and the blank to mean one out of two Have them color to show first one fourth and then one half and then Gradually you ll begin working toward teaching the kids how each of the four operations is done with fractions For instance with addition and subtraction you add or subtract the top number but leave the bottom number the same With multiplication you multiply the two top numbers and then the two bottom numbers Then with division you flip upside down the second fraction and multiply One of the best ways to help elementary age students remember fraction concepts is to teach it in terms of money so either keep lots of change and dollar bills on hand or perhaps cut out some fake coins and bills You ll find that many kids have an almost immediate recognition of how much a half dollar is Also as soon as you tell them that a quarter is another word for a fourth it will be easy for them to grasp that in terms of money a quarter is one fourth of a dollar With these few simple tips not only will fractions not be a chore to learn but also you ll find that most children actually enjoy the lessons For a refresher game on adding subtracting and low integer multiplication and division we have Hex a Race http www math lessons ca activities HexaRace html After the refresher we have for equivalent fractions these ones http www math lessons ca activities cards html http www math lessons ca activities FractionsBoard5 html http www math lessons ca activities FractionsCards html If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content

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Open archived version from archive - Combining Fractions and Probability

student to a college aged student there is nothing better then being able to give them the fundamental skills that will one day help them solve these more complex assignments One way to accomplish this is by combining English Probability and Math in to a fun and interesting subject that deals with Fractions and Probability There is no wrong way to go about incorporating this technique As mater of fact it will probably be fun for the teacher as well Here is one way that you can plan this Steps Take a sheet of fractions that you may have on hand that are just plain old fraction problems Let s say that the first fraction of the first problem on the sheet is ¼ Let s use that good ol imagination of yours and let s write out that problem so the kids will enjoy reading the problem and learn something important at the same time Therefore you would write something to this extent Tommy has four toy trucks Of these four toy trucks one is green How many trucks does Tommy have that are green Write this in a fraction Answer ¼ Now for the same problem but the second number let s say it s also ¼ You would write Jerry has four cookies Of those four cookies one is chocolate chip Write this in fraction form Answer ¼ Now you instruct them on the paper to take the first two you wrote out and have them make a fraction problem therefore it would be ¼ ¼ You can do this with as many problems as you would like It would also be great to work in some topics that kids are interested in like snacks or candy or something fun By incorporating this technique the students might

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when applied in geometrical form manifests in a Spiral as in that of a Pine Cone or a SeaShell The sequence was named after an Italian mathematician known as Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo de Fibonacci In 1202 he wrote a book called Liber Abaci in which Read More Apr 05 2012 0 comments View Post Fraction Games Main Fraction Games Page Hex A Race Board Game Adding Subtracting Fractions

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Open archived version from archive - Numbers and Sequences

that when applied in geometrical form manifests in a Spiral as in that of a Pine Cone or a SeaShell The sequence was named after an Italian mathematician known as Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo de Fibonacci In 1202 he wrote a book called Liber Abaci in which Read More Apr 05 2012 0 comments View Post Fraction Games Main Fraction Games Page Hex A Race Board Game Adding Subtracting

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Open archived version from archive - Teaching Times Tables

ways to help the students actually learn those tables Read more Creative Ideas for teaching Multiplication Help for teachers Tips and advice for teaching times tables Read more Times Tables Worksheets Free printable worksheets for teaching multiplication tables 4 Worksheets plus Answer Key Times Table Games Multiplication Bingo Here is a great way to get students interested in learning their Times Tables competing with each other and having fun If

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opportunity to use their imagination By using this innovative lesson plan students will have fun interacting with other students share ideas as well as practice their ability to understand fractions This game is ideal for students in grades 5 7 Students will learn how to compare fractions with one another Materials Mini smarties candy bag Smarties lab worksheets Markers or crayons yellow red brown pink blue orange Poster Paper The entire length of this lesson would take about 1 hour of time You can also adjust the time to fit your needs 1 Have students pair with another student so that there are groups of 2 2 Have the students motivated about this game by asking leading questions for instance Tell me what your definition of a fraction is How can we make fractions 3 Explain to the students the purpose of the worksheets and explain the directions of the lab 4 Ask the students if they need help or have any questions before you start 5 Have the students separate the smarties candy by color 6 The students can then create their own fractions by using the amount of smarties they have in comparison to whole the different colors of the Smarties part 7 Have the students draw a circle and using their poster paper they can then divide the circle into the amount of Smarties that they have in their bag 8 Once the students have completed their project you can then go around the room and have an open discussion about their findings Tips Teachers can also allow the kids to eat the smarties candy after they have completed the project This works as an added incentive for the students Plus they will be rewarded for a job well done Teachers can also reward the person with

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