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- Software for algebra and geometry

Ideas for using software with struggling high school math students

- Date of thread's last activity: 10 June 2009

- Probability

Helping students understand the outcomes of sums when rolling two dice.

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 June 2009

- Topics for brief (2-3 page) paper

Looking for writing topics for high school students in mathematics

- Date of thread's last activity: 27 May 2009

- Math modeling

Resources for ecology and math modeling

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 May 2009

- Dependent & independent events

Why might math standards call for teaching independent events in probability in grade 8 and not teaching dependent events until grade 9?

- Date of thread's last activity: 5 May 2009

- Algebra for all eighth graders

Search for data on school districts which offer "Algebra I" to all eighth grade students

- Date of thread's last activity: 29 April 2009

- Post-Algebra 8th graders

Creating a course for 8th graders after Algebra I but before Algebra II.

- Date of thread's last activity: 13 April 2009

- Mental calculation in maths

Teaching mental calculation to primary students.

- Date of thread's last activity: 1 April 2009

- Rational roots theorem - no applications

Are there applications useful in teaching using the rational roots theorem?

- Date of thread's last activity: 1 April 2009

- Multiplying fractions

Teaching multiplication of fractions to students with learning disabilities

- Date of thread's last activity: 29 March 2009

- Explaining the why's of multiplication place values

Helping students understand why you "move over a place" when multiplying two- and three-digit numbers

- Date of thread's last activity: 18 March 2009

- Posting Grades

Posting children's grades on the web

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 February 2009

- Kay Tolliver of the Eddie Files

Information on Kay Tolliver of the Eddie Files.

- Date of thread's last activity: 20 February 2009

- Remembering meaning of "multiples" and "factors"

When speaking and writing about math, many students have difficulty remembering when to use "factor" vs. "multiple." Here is a suggestion.

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 February 2009

- Locating a 1970's educational film

- Date of thread's last activity: 15 February 2009

- Changing career from engineer to teacher

How to start looking for a job teaching math/engineering?

- Date of thread's last activity: 12 February 2009

- Factoring trinomials

Teaching factoring trinomials using the TIC-TAC-TOE method.

- Date of thread's last activity: 3 February 2009

- Department chair job description

What is the job description of a math department chairperson at the middle school level?

- Date of thread's last activity: 28 January 2009

- Rubrics in Elementary Math

An elementary in-depth problem; standards and beauty in teaching math

- Date of thread's last activity: 28 January 2009

- Modeling Subtraction of Integers using Red and Yellow Counters

How to model addition and subtraction of integers with manipulatives.

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 January 2009

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