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- Multiplying fractions

Using a word problem to model multiplication of fractions.

- Date of thread's last activity: 11 May 2007

- Measurement and manipulatives

Using manipulatives in an activity to teach measurement

- Date of thread's last activity: 9 May 2007

- Diagrams of polyhedrons

Web-sites of polyhedrons shown as flat patterns that can be folded into the polyhedron.

- Date of thread's last activity: 9 April 2007

- What operation should be taught first?

Is it advisable to rearrange the sequence of Investigations (Scott Foresman) units?

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 April 2007

- Math Frustration, Puberty

Approaches to math teaching so as to avoid frustration

- Date of thread's last activity: 3 April 2007

- Integer chips

Using integer chips to teach the concept of integer operations.

- Date of thread's last activity: 30 March 2007

- Integers

Adding and subtracting negative integers

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 March 2007

- Introduction to odd and even numbers

Introduction of the concept of odd and even numbers to six year olds.

- Date of thread's last activity: 15 March 2007

- Questions on AP calculus/Reimann's sum

Forget about calculus for a moment and just work with areas...

- Date of thread's last activity: 9 March 2007

- Number concept

Teaching number concept to middle schoolers.

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 March 2007

- Graphing Calculator use in Algebra 1

Opinions about the use of graphing calculators in Algebra 1

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 March 2007

- Teaching more/less in Kindergarten

Activities for developing the ideas of more/less and of parity (even/odd).

- Date of thread's last activity: 6 February 2007

- Praxis ii 0069 middle school math

- Date of thread's last activity: 4 February 2007

- Teacher's opinions on the use of lattice multiplication

- Date of thread's last activity: 4 February 2007

- Rational and irrational numbers

Activities and resources to help students understand rational and irrational numbers

- Date of thread's last activity: 31 January 2007

- borders coursework

- Date of thread's last activity: 24 January 2007

- Algebra Texbooks

Some suggestions on helpful text-books for a special case.

- Date of thread's last activity: 7 January 2007

- NSF's connected mathematics

Information (pros and cons) of NSF's Connected Mathematics

- Date of thread's last activity: 29 December 2006

- Elementary school Math Day suggestions

Suggestions for Math Day for an entire K-6 elementary school.

- Date of thread's last activity: 24 December 2006

- Computer software to help elementary students understand math basics

Computer software to help elementary students understand math basics

- Date of thread's last activity: 23 December 2006

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