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- Fractions

Difficulty in learning fractions

- Date of thread's last activity: 21 December 2015

- TI-83 or TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator

Differences between TI-83 and TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 December 2015

- Textbook for Consumer Math

Consumer Math text books for juniors and seniors

- Date of thread's last activity: 17 November 2015

- Who "invented" touch point math?

- Date of thread's last activity: 12 November 2015

- Pre-calculus

A discussion of jobs that use polar coordinates and imaginary numbers

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 November 2015

- Addition/subtraction

Explaining addition/subtraction to K-3 students

- Date of thread's last activity: 3 October 2015

- How do I teach rounding to fourth graders who just don't seem to get it?

Teaching rounding so that students understand, remember, and can apply it

- Date of thread's last activity: 16 September 2015

- Trigonometry Ratios

Sohcahtoa: a mnemonic for remembering trigonometry ratios.

- Date of thread's last activity: 13 September 2015

- Understanding abbreviations

Relating LCD and GCD to LCM and GCF

- Date of thread's last activity: 26 August 2015

- Accelerated Math program

Information about the Accelerated Math program

- Date of thread's last activity: 8 August 2015

- Praxis II Math for Middle School

Finding help on the Web to prepare for the Praxis II Math

- Date of thread's last activity: 1 August 2015

- Teaching elapsed time

Suggestions for activities to use in teaching time.

- Date of thread's last activity: 26 July 2015

- Assessing readiness for algebra

Is there a test to use in discussions with parents who have questions about placement?

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 July 2015

- Blind student in algebra

Some good strategies to teach a blind student of above-average intelligence, both pre-algebra and algebra

- Date of thread's last activity: 20 July 2015

- Homeschooling Math

Suggestions for assisting an 6th grade homeschooler in math

- Date of thread's last activity: 14 July 2015

- Curving test scores

A teacher offers reasons for curving or not curving test scores.

- Date of thread's last activity: 13 July 2015

- How to discuss my son's need for more math instruction

Supporting a gifted child's math needs at home and advocating for appropriate programming at school.

- Date of thread's last activity: 12 July 2015

- Teaching probability and statistics

Teaching probability and statistics to weak students.

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 July 2015

- Geometry Textbook "Discovering Geometry" by Michael Serra

Opinions about using Geometry Textbook "Discovering Geometry" by Michael Serra along with The Geometer's Sketchpad software and "patty paper" geometry techniques

- Date of thread's last activity: 27 June 2015

- Individualized math contracts

Individualized math contracts where students work at their own pace on their own from workbooks.

- Date of thread's last activity: 13 June 2015

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