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- Explaining angle construction

Ways of explaining construction of an angle to fifth or sixth graders.

- Date of thread's last activity: 6 May 2013

- Explaining the relationship between the degree of a function and its shape

Explaining the relationship between the degree of a function and its shape.

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 April 2013

- Best math series

Searching for a new math program

- Date of thread's last activity: 2 April 2013

- Place value blocks

Teaching fourth grade students that there are no ones, or tens in a number such as 2,200

- Date of thread's last activity: 25 March 2013

- Chicago Math

Pros and cons of the Chicago Math program

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 March 2013

- Math for dyslexia

Math for students with disabilities

- Date of thread's last activity: 17 March 2013

- Kindergarten math

Readying Kindergarten students for first grade.

- Date of thread's last activity: 8 March 2013

- Incorporating writing into the math curriculum

Making students write about math.

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 February 2013

- Multiplication tables

Ways to get child to comprehend what is memorized from multiplication tables

- Date of thread's last activity: 14 February 2013

- A different way to subtract than normally taught

Examples of ways to subtract numbers without using traditional "borrowing"

- Date of thread's last activity: 12 February 2013

- Lego blocks as problem solving tool

Ideas to develop solving skills using lego blocks in primary school children.

- Date of thread's last activity: 11 February 2013

- Math Symbols

The meaning of a three line equal sign

- Date of thread's last activity: 31 January 2013

- Multiplication table

Helping a 13 year old with her times tables.

- Date of thread's last activity: 25 January 2013

- Teaching addition and subtraction

How can I teach my first grader addition and subtraction without counting on her fingers?

- Date of thread's last activity: 24 January 2013

- Graphing calculators

Can you suggest me some policies on using graphing calculators on examinations?

- Date of thread's last activity: 24 January 2013

- Purpose of studying algebra

Explaining the usefulness of studying algebra to students

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 January 2013

- Safe-T Compass

How to use a Safe-T Compass in geometry class.

- Date of thread's last activity: 18 January 2013

- Absolute Value

Lessons for teaching absolute value.

- Date of thread's last activity: 8 January 2013

- Homework teams & classroom groups

The structuring and benefit of homework teams and classroom groups

- Date of thread's last activity: 27 December 2012

- Large key calculator for algebra

Calculators for students with disabilities

- Date of thread's last activity: 24 December 2012

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