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Current conversations:

- Memorization of math facts

Suggestions to help a 2nd grader struggling with addition facts.

- Date of thread's last activity: 29 September 2008

- Teaching the basic concepts of math

Teaching techniques for a slow learner in 5th grade

- Date of thread's last activity: 27 September 2008

- Inequalities

Activities to help students understand inequalities.

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 September 2008

- Basic operations on Polynomials

Introducing basic polynomial concepts without the help of computers or calculators

- Date of thread's last activity: 17 September 2008

- Boolean Algebra

Activity to demonstrate Boolean Algebra

- Date of thread's last activity: 20 August 2008

- Language - "reduce" fractions

Is it correct to use "reduce" when teaching children to simplify fractions?

- Date of thread's last activity: 12 August 2008

- Learning Basic Number Facts

Strategies for learning basic number facts.

- Date of thread's last activity: 10 August 2008

- Congruence and transformations

- Date of thread's last activity: 4 August 2008

- Order of operations: group activities

Using a list of numbers and operations to reach a goal number.

- Date of thread's last activity: 21 July 2008

- Why study beyond the basics?

Rationale for developing mathematical literacy.

- Date of thread's last activity: 19 July 2008

- Proof for multiplication rule

Using patterns to help students understand the multiplication of integers.

- Date of thread's last activity: 17 July 2008

- Tessellations

Finding examples of tessellations in everyday life

- Date of thread's last activity: 16 July 2008

- What kind of material should I be teaching?

Suggestions for helping a student prepare for algebra.

- Date of thread's last activity: 11 July 2008

- Translating word problems into math word list

Developing math vocabulary with middle grades special education students.

- Date of thread's last activity: 11 July 2008

- Unit Conversion

A visual diagram to help students remember liquid measure equivalences.

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 July 2008

- Teaching fraction addition

Suggestions for teaching addition of fraction using manipulative

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 July 2008

- Rocket Math

Looking for research that supports or questions Rocket Math, using timed math facts tests in elementary classrooms.

- Date of thread's last activity: 3 July 2008

- Graphing lines (slope/intercept)

Helping students understand and graph linear equations.

- Date of thread's last activity: 27 June 2008

- Help Finding a Textbook

Resources for teaching an introductory statistics course as an elective in middle school.

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 June 2008

- Dr. Math as an educative tool in an elementary class

Integration of Dr. Math into an elementary classroom.

- Date of thread's last activity: 22 June 2008

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