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Current conversations:

- Math language

Suggestions for using word walls to develop math vocabulary. Caution about teaching key words.

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

- Teaching area of parallograms

Suggestions for helping students understand why the perpendicular height of a parallelogram, not its side length, is used to calculate area.

- Date of thread's last activity: 14 February 2008

- Use of matrices in transformation

Transformations using matrices

- Date of thread's last activity: 13 February 2008

- Pre-algebra and algebra software

Software and web-based applications for teaching middle school math

- Date of thread's last activity: 9 February 2008

- Prime factorization using trees

Prime factorization using factor trees

- Date of thread's last activity: 6 February 2008

- 3rd grade math enrichment

Suggestions for enrichment for advanced third grade students.

- Date of thread's last activity: 5 February 2008

- Multiplication and fractions in gr 2

Suggestions about the sequence of teaching multiplication and fractions in grade 2.

- Date of thread's last activity: 2 February 2008

- Interpreting remainders in division

How to interpret remainders in division word problems.

- Date of thread's last activity: 30 January 2008

- Coaching math team

Suggestions for coaching a middle grades math team.

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

- Introduction to volume

Activities for introducing volume.

- Date of thread's last activity: 25 January 2008

- Geometry attributes

Explanation of bases and faces of 3-dimensional figures.

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

- ESL students and word problems

Helping ESL students understand and solve word problems.

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

- Integers

Suggestions for helping students understand multiplication and division with negative integers.

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

- Division of fractions word problems

Applications of division of fractions

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

- Rotating shapes on a coordinate grid

Helping students understand rotations of figures on a coordinate grid.

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

- Math assessment

How do I get my students to do better on the short and extended response questions included in math assessment?

- Date of thread's last activity: 9 January 2008

- Schoolwide math activity

Suggestion for a schoolwide probability activity for K-5 students.

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

- Probability /statistics simulations

Are simulations valid in experiments?

- Date of thread's last activity: 2 January 2008

- Division and multiplication in grade 3

Strengthening the connection between multiplication and division when introducing concepts.

- Date of thread's last activity: 2 January 2008

- Real life math

Researching issues in elementary level math education

- Date of thread's last activity: 1 January 2008

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