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- Essence of Teaching Mathematics

like it And I said what do I win with math Everything J Math changes the way I think and my approach to life It helps me to get better organized and see things in better perspective It makes a major contribution to my personal development and to my cognitive transformation Math develops reasoning and reasoning helps in just about everything To understand math means to understand its principles and to apply them in the very daily life Math is not just calculus and drawing pictures math is more than that it is learning to approach a situation to find the optimum solutions for it and to search for and delete any possible cases in its way Math is about forming a strong character When you face a difficult situation and must find a quick solution math and reasoning skills give a fast and analytical perspective of the situation putting you in the position of choosing the best option in a rational way And in that moment you grow up more First time when you hear about math you can t see it from this perspective all you see is numbers and strange signs But if you keep learning and

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Open archived version from archive - Ideas for Teaching Fractions and Percentages

1 A square is equal to one unit 2 One unit is divided into ten sections so that the fraction of each section is one tenth 1 10 3 Each of the ten sections is divided into ten more sections making 100 smaller units so that each is one one hundredths 1 100 4 There is therefore ten hundredths 10 100 which equal one hundred hundredths 100 100 which equals one unit 5 5 63 should be stated as five point six three NOT five point sixty three 6 The tenths of a fraction is represented by the numeral six 6 and the hundredths is represented by the three 3 Playing fraction games along with the graphics makes understanding easier for children to comprehend and will speed up the process of learning for each child Any activity that shows them how to determine the values will make it fun as well In the example above you can state in words that 5 63 translates into five units six tenths and 3 hundredths or 5 63 100 or 5 63 or five point six three Give them a list of fractions and have them determine which one is the smallest unit to the largest unit Provide one fraction such as 18 43 100 which translates into one ten eight units 4 tenths and 3 hundredths or 18 43 or eighteen point four three Once they see it visually it becomes easier to understand 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 URL Comments RSS Feed Steve says July 1 2009 at 5 57 pm my oldest is 2 1 2 but he is beginning to grasp the idea of fractions using pizza

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Open archived version from archive - Multiplication Game with Egg Carton and Beads

students interact with one another so everyone has the chance to test their multiplication skills Materials Needed One egg carton with 12 slots Black Marker Sharpie 2 different colored medium sized rounded beads How to design the egg carton Take the egg carton and using a black marker write numbers inside each of the bottom of the slots where the eggs were There should be 12 slots Take the beads and place them inside the carton Game Instructions Have the students stand in a circle Start the game off by handing one of the students the egg carton with the beads inside Instruct the students how the game is played by shaking the egg carton and then opening it up to see where the beads have landed The students will then multiply the two numbers where the beads have fallen Each student who answers correctly is allowed to stay in the game and continue to play If the student answers the problem incorrectly they are taken out of the game The game continues until there are no more remaining players Tips You can keep track of who answers the most answers correct and give them a special privilege such as being the head facilitator of the game the next time you decide to play To make this game more challenging you can time each person so they are limited on the amount of time they have to come up with the answer Also if they cannot come up with the answer within the specific amount of time then they are also taken out of the game Teachers can also have the students make their own personalized carton if they see that the students are interested in the game This way the student can practice this game at home to help

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Open archived version from archive - Arithmemouse Times Tables

levels 0 and 1 questions are in the other levels and tip mice offer the player multiplication rules for multiplying with 0 and 1 The controls are simple with arrow keys for direction and space bar for jumping The player starts at Times Academy and selects which times facts to practice There is a review of times facts before the questions start Required arcade skills are minimal with very light puzzle and obstacle challenges Absent in Arithmemouse Times Tables are life meters and virtual deaths for failure It touts itself as a nonviolent game focused on learning and it is The game is bright with cheerful music The robot mouse has some charm and the worlds are the same both equally engaging for children in my opinion System Requirements As of this writing it s a Windows only game It looks like just about anything with an integrated graphics chip will work or an older machine with a graphics card It s always a good idea to try demos of game before making purchases to see if it runs well on your machine You can give the demo a try at this link http www arithmemouse com demo html 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 4 Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed Online Math Tutor says November 3 2009 at 12 03 pm A very nice way to help kids memorize tables and learn basic arithmetic Could there be any online versions of this game so that it could be used in addition to online math tutoring Jack says December 30 2010 at 2 31 am Math is a difficult subject and a major part of students find it very tough to

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Open archived version from archive - Ordering and Comparing Fractions

greatest Encourage students to find those fractions that are equivalent to 0 1 and greater than 1 first Then identify if any of the fractions are exactly Compare the numerator and denominators on the remaining fractions to determine if they are less than or more than Try to relate the fraction to real life examples If I received 11 out of 12 on a test did I get more than half the questions correct or fewer than half the questions correct Provide a simple table for those students who have trouble organizing their work Step 2 Use Common Denominators Many students think ordering fractions with common denominators is even easier than using benchmarks Since each fraction will have the same number of parts to make the total comparing is easy Again present fractions in real life situations that allow students to visualize them For example if you took a math quiz worth 25 points who would get more of the quiz correct the student who gets 24 questions correct or the student who gets 13 questions correct Step 3 Use Common Numerators This strategy is a bit more difficult for students to grasp The use of fraction towers fraction circles and or drawings helps students grasp this concept When the numerators are the same you are receiving the same number of pieces of the object However since the denominators are different the whole will be cut into a different amount of pieces For example imagine you are eating a candy bar You receive one piece the numerator no matter what If you are all by yourself you get the whole candy bar Now imagine one of your friends comes by You want to share the candy bar so you split it into 2 pieces in half What happens to the

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Open archived version from archive - Teaching Fractions at halloween

4 cups blackberry juice for sweetener Stir well and let simmer for 3 days Each recipe makes 2 dozen cups of steamy swamp broth one for each scary attendant to the Halloween Party 24 All fractions are added appropriately tbls added to tbls cups added to cups to make a total quantity of liquid brew Or Each student creates their own recipe for a witches brew all using different amounts They must add all the ingredients together for their total liquid Then they trade with another student for their recipe and add their total amounts of liquid Making it More Challenging What if there were more or less attendants to the party 12 1 2 number 36 1 1 2 the amount Depending on the number of attendants to the Halloween Party the amounts of each ingredient must be altered How would the ingredients have to be changed to make the appropriate amount What are the new totals Making it Less Challenging Whole Numbers in the recipes can be used for an easier math lesson Have a Happy and Fun Scarrrrry Halloween teaching and learning fractions Here are some of other fun games for learning fractions http www math lessons

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Open archived version from archive - Pyramid Fractions Game

life situations their interest is captured in a great way This activity involves a great deal of imagination while at the same time it allows them to use their ability to use fractions in order to complete this creative assignment This activity will be sure to intrigue the students and convince some of them that maybe math isn t all that bad afterall Materials 270 miniature sugar cubes this is 18 sugar cubes per group of 2 at 15 groups if your class consists of 30 students Construction paper 15 pieces Instructions Teachers divide the class into groups of 2 Each group is then given 18 sugar cubes to construct their pyramid Every time the students complete a row for the foundation of the pyramid they have to write a fraction down on paper stating how many sugar cubes they used to construct the bottom layer Let s say they used 7 to construct the bottom layer Since there are 18 total cubes for the assignment the denominator will always be 18 Therefore the faction for the first problem is 7 18 The students would then continue this exercise and the construction of their pyramid until all of the sugar cubes have been used Once they have completed the assignment they can then add up all of the fractions they have written down This would then equal the total amount of sugar cubes used to make the entire pyramid The students will not only have used fractions as a way to produce the pyramid but they will also have something interesting to show for their work This activity can also be adjusted to different grade levels by the complexity integrated Tips Once the students have made their own pyramid they can also come together with another group and make a

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Open archived version from archive - Beyond Slices of Pizza: Teaching Fractions Effectively, part 7

on Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet This Tags fractions National Mathematics Advisory Panel If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Specialty International Education Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required will not be published Website If you want a picture to show with your comment go get a Gravatar Fraction Games

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