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Current conversations:
  1. Research on use of math games
    Research on the effectiveness of math games in the classroom.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 23 July 2012

  2. Math Anxiety
    Discussion of math anxiety, its symptoms and effects in the classroom.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 12 July 2012

  3. Dividing fractions
    Sometimes it seems like you can divide across instead of inverting and multiplying. Why?
    - Date of thread's last activity: 7 June 2012

  4. Measures of central tendency; median
    Real life applications of measures of central tendency
    - Date of thread's last activity: 4 June 2012

  5. The change in emphasis and methods of teaching math
    Teaching math with more emphasis on mental strategies and practical experiences and less emphasis on recording, particularly in the early years
    - Date of thread's last activity: 28 May 2012

  6. Assessment
    What are authentic assessment, alternative assessment, performance assessment?
    - Date of thread's last activity: 22 May 2012

  7. Showing a student how to do division in the simpliest way
    An alternative algorithm for long division, sometimes called the "partial quotients" method.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 9 May 2012

  8. Teaching fractions and perimeter
    Activities to teach perimeter and fraction with tangrams and pattern blocks.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 8 May 2012

  9. Fractions
    How to give general lessons about fractions to a middle school student
    - Date of thread's last activity: 2 April 2012

  10. Helping students understand decimals
    Grids and money ideas for teaching decimals and mixed numbers (fractions).
    - Date of thread's last activity: 21 March 2012

  11. Place value Reversals in First Grade
    Suggestions for helping first graders understand place value. Discussion of directionality/reversal problems.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 17 March 2012

  12. Interviewing questions
    Suggestions on questions to ask when interviewing new teachers
    - Date of thread's last activity: 28 February 2012

  13. Math in everyday living
    Math Web sites for mentally challenged students
    - Date of thread's last activity: 19 February 2012

  14. Expanded form
    Teaching expanded notation in third grade.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 12 February 2012

  15. Technology for advanced 5th-7th graders
    Internet sites and LEGO suggestions for using technology in the classroom.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 9 February 2012

  16. Decimal manipulatives
    Teaching decimals to 5th graders
    - Date of thread's last activity: 31 January 2012

  17. Formula for volume of cones/pyramids
    A physical demonstration of the fraction 1/3 in the volume formulas for cones and pyramids.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 20 January 2012

  18. Pre-calculus
    A discussion of jobs that use polar coordinates and imaginary numbers
    - Date of thread's last activity: 20 January 2012

  19. Code breaking - History
    Including history when teaching encoding and decoding using matrices. Was the Enigma machine based on matrices or another encryption technique?
    - Date of thread's last activity: 20 January 2012

  20. Math workshops
    Getting federal or private funds to attend some math workshops.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 20 January 2012

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