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  • Teaching Decimals
    can be a little confusing unless you learn to make it easy on yourself All you have to do is to remember is that you want to have a whole number for your divisor so you simply move the decimal point over on the dividend the same number Read More Apr 08 2009 2 comments View Post Creative Ideas for Teaching Decimals Despite their simplicity decimals can cause headaches for

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  • Teaching decimals with Decimal BINGO!
    of everything that is happening Winning Patterns of play Most people think the winner is the first person to achieve 5 in a straight line diagonally vertically or horizontally There is a LOT more Included are 30 different winning patterns with full instructions Sample Questions to Call 8 2 5 6 2 84 0 42 4 6 6 1 33 0 16 Samples Bingo Card Sample Winning Patterns Sample Caller

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  • Decimal 4 Board Game teaches Decimals
    Rules of Play Printable dice 80 printable full color game cards 2 games with 40 each Answer Sheets for 2 games Includes 2 games Game 1 Which is Larger 40 unique Game Cards Game 2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals 40 unique Game Cards Sample questions Game 1 Which is Larger Which is larger 7 or 2 3 Which is larger 2 3 or 6 Game 2 Adding and stubracting Decimals

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  • Decimal Activities
    the other kids read the decimal correctly For instance if the persons holding the 9 the decimal and the 5 stand before the class the kids should read it respectively as Nine and five tenths 2 Using money is one of the most intuitive ways to teach about decimals Divide your kids into three groups Give one group play money and coins give another group a play cut out pie and give a third group some dominos The idea here is to go from the known to the unknown Most kids know what a dollar looks like what a half dollar is and what a quarter dollar is Explain that a quarter is another way of saying one fourth or one out of four Begin by showing visually that two half dollars make one whole dollar four quarter dollars or four fourth dollars make one whole dollar etc Now translate to non monetary items If there are two half dollars in a whole then how many half pies are in a whole Use dominoes to illustrate similar points After students understand the easy ones move one to dimes explaining that they are hundredths 3 Decimal Bingo This only works for kids who have just learned fractions Cover your Bingo boards with decimals When you call out the spaces call them out as fractions They must locate the decimal equivalent to cover that spot on their board 4 For an idea for using money to teach decimals make up a realistic restaurant menu Tell the students to order what they want but they have to add up how much money they ll need This fun exercise involves the kids in adding decimals You ll find that these four ideas will have your elementary kids looking forward to their decimal lessons Here

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  • teaching
    of videos that are available for download at http www chycho com q math download chycho INTRODUCTION http www chycho com q Introduction Instructions During the last few years the education systems in Canada and the United States has been eroding Students have been crammed into larger class sizes while the quality of teaching has deteriorated in large part due to a lack of funding from local and federal governments John Ralston Saul one of Canada s most celebrated authors and essayist has warned us that Canada s democracy is eroding with every dime deducted from education budgets I have stated previously that I believe as a collective we must understand that democracy can only exist in a society with an educated populace and the right for self governance can only be obtained through knowledge I also believe that as long as the Internet remains Neutral we as a global community can make a difference Jan 30 2009 0 comments View Post How to Teach Multiplication Teaching Times Tables to Elementary New post today at How to Teach Multiplication Teaching Times Tables to Elementary Teaching students the multiplication facts can be fun and effective with a little bit of creativity and enthusiasm continue reading More How to teach times tables to a 7 year old I m assuming that this 7 year old is already a Read More Jan 21 2009 0 comments View Post Maths Teaching teaching fractions Well you could use manipulatives and props but honestly I think practice makes perfect so the props aren t going to help her solve the problems all that well I think just getting common denominators is the hardest part so just give her lists of pairs of fractions and continue reading FYI here is Read More Jan 20 2009 0 comments

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  • Teaching Through Natural Inspiration
    student the natural joy and thirst for learning This natural thirst and joy for learning is present in children so obviously in the early years Though once introduced to the system of grading the child can subconsciously develop strategizing a subtle form of innocent manipulation to work at receiving that age old important authority parental teacher s acceptance Focusing on the importance of grades can breed memorizer students those who practice memory techniques to give back to a teacher what the student thinks the teacher wants rather than the optimal learner students Even though memorizing can be an effective study tool memorizing is not likely the quality learning result that a teacher truly wants for the student Where grading may be an important part of the educational system it is only effective if minimal importance of it is placed upon the psyche of the child Introducing games in the curriculum of a child s schooling reminds the child that learning is by its very own nature supposed to be fun Designing curriculum that regularly incorporates left brain right brain activities such as spatial functioning card games both encourages the child to desire learning again what was once a natural thing and while literally developing new healthy dendrites in the child s growing brain For an example on Teaching Through Inspiration here are some of our Fun Math Learning Games http www math lessons ca activities Geometry html http www math lessons ca activities OneEquals html http www math lessons ca activities equiv fractions bingo htm If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more great content just like it Subscribe via RSS Feed About the Author Comments 3 Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed Stella says April 30 2010 at 6 07 pm I am currently in a Master s teaching program in Maine and we have talked about this over and over in all of my classes One thing we discussed during our last class is that Maine might be changing their whole education system where everything is standards based The idea behind it is that grades will be eliminated and students will move to the next subject when they have mastered the content and reached the standard Grades can be a very difficult thing for students and for teachers because they don t always measure the actual knowledge As you said some students learn to memorize things and forget it after the test or assignment and don t actually learn the material I feel that all students want to learn and succeed in school but there is a stigma attached to doing well in school and getting good grades I am dreading giving A B C D F grades when I teach because I don t always feel that they are an accurate measure of the student s progress and hard work Vidal Aponte says June 25 2010 at 9 44 am You nailed it right on the head If we want our kids to improve in math or

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  • geometry
    Star Ornaments Great for decorating your Christmas Tree or for making a Gift to give to a friend or family member Materials Needed Colored Markers or Crayons Glue or Scotch Tape Scissors Colored Yarn or String Sparkles Colorful Recycled Paper tissue boxes flyers old Read More Dec 05 2012 1 comment View Post Drawing with Pythagoras Pythagorean Theorem I know what you are thinking You can say to your class OMG Teacher What could we possibly ever use this for in the future of our lives Well in this article we talk about real life examples of using the Pythagorean Theorem First let s learn a basic calculation corresponding to the diagram here to the left followed Read More Oct 04 2012 2 comments View Post Teaching Math A Breeze when Incorporating Favorite Interests Teaching math in the Elementary classroom can be a challenge as all elementary math teachers know but when favorite activities of students are incorporated into the curriculum it can be a breeze When students have a required learning skill to attain and they incorporate their favorite interests then there is inspiration and the student Read More Aug 24 2012 0 comments View Post Flower Geometry on Summer Vacation Summer can be fun Learning Math on your camping trip or at home in your backyard An interesting approach to learning geometry in elementary math is by the study of flowers found in your backyard or schoolyard in Spring or Fall Have your class walk around the local grounds or give them an assignment to go Read More Jul 25 2012 0 comments View Post Geometry Practice Questions Geometry questions are very common on high school exit exams some nursing entrance exams and college entrance exams Topics vary but most of the following are covered identifying solid figures

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  • Left Right Brain Learning
    math in middle school Students who have been good at and have even enjoyed math suddenly look to their teachers friends or parents for assistance Why does this happen If you look at the concepts that are significant in middle school grades fractions decimals and integers you Read More Jul 17 2013 0 comments View Post Developing Deductive Reasoning with Hula Hoop Here is a fun game to help students in your elementary math classroom develop their observation skills while at the same time practice their deductive reasoning My students have named this game Soup and we pretend that we are cooking up a delicious soup Feel free to adapt it to your own students interests Read More Apr 17 2013 0 comments View Post Primary Geometry All Around Here s a fun way to integrate math technology and language in one project for your youngest learners Mathematically students learn about solid figures and their properties Technologically they use digital cameras and work with word processing programs to insert pictures word process and format documents Students practice writing original thoughts and grammatically correct sentences as Read More Apr 05 2013 0 comments View Post Teaching Math A Breeze when Incorporating

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