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

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

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

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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. Implementation of math manipulatives in grades k-6
    Advantages in implementation of math manipulatives in grades k-6
    - Date of thread's last activity: 20 January 2012

  11. Preparing for GM entrance exam
    Books with graphic arithmetic, reasoning, mechanical comprehension, space relation, basic algebra and geometry
    - Date of thread's last activity: 19 January 2012

  12. Volume of a sphere
    Ideas for introducing students to determining the volume of a sphere.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 19 January 2012

  13. Linear and exponential equations
    Differences between linear and exponential equations
    - Date of thread's last activity: 11 January 2012

  14. Borrowing in mathematics
    What is the best way to teach borrowing in mathematics?
    - Date of thread's last activity: 11 January 2012

  15. Distributive property using manipulatives
    Teaching the distributive property to students whose first language is not English.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 4 January 2012

  16. Math history for middle school students
    Suggestions for teaching middle school students about math history and the lives of mathematicians.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 30 December 2011

  17. 8th grade Algebra - Probability
    Finding the probability, when two standard dice are rolled, that at least one die will land on 6.
    - Date of thread's last activity: 30 December 2011

  18. Learning math through songs
    Using songs in teaching math
    - Date of thread's last activity: 9 November 2011

  19. Teaching basic addition and subtraction
    Ways to begin and augment learning primary mathematics - manipulatives
    - Date of thread's last activity: 2 November 2011

  20. Integration
    What is the basic idea behind Integration?
    - Date of thread's last activity: 2 November 2011

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