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Current conversations:
1. Tessellations and symmetry - 4th grade
Letters, mirrors, index cards, and software for teaching symmetry.
- Date of thread's last activity: 30 March 2015

2. Internet Scavenger Hunt
Internet Scavenger Hunt questions centered around math or math related topics
- Date of thread's last activity: 26 March 2015

3. Real life applications with surface area and volume
Suggestion for a hands-on activity simulating a real life application of surface area and volume.
- Date of thread's last activity: 17 March 2015

4. Pi and the area of a circle
Methods for demonstrating the relationship between Pi and the area of a circle.
- Date of thread's last activity: 13 March 2015

5. Approximations of pi
Deciding which approximation of pi to use in various situations.
- Date of thread's last activity: 13 March 2015

6. Common Mistakes in Addition and Subtraction
Common errors and misconceptions in primary math.
- Date of thread's last activity: 13 March 2015

7. Tessellation shapes
What kinds of shapes tessellate?
- Date of thread's last activity: 8 March 2015

8. Algebraic expressions and equations
Tips for teaching students to solve algebraic equations and simultaneous equations
- Date of thread's last activity: 6 March 2015

9. Searching for Textbooks for Algebra II
We're looking for an introduction to the Hughes-Hallett books, being considered for pre-calculus.
- Date of thread's last activity: 1 March 2015

10. Algebraic thinking in grade 5
Teaching algebraic thinking in grade 5.
- Date of thread's last activity: 28 February 2015

11. Math anxiety
When it comes to taking tests, this student has real trouble.
- Date of thread's last activity: 28 February 2015

12. Square Root
Formula, procedure for finding square root
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 February 2015

13. Functional, life math skills for autistic teenager
Math resources for autistic high school student with math difficulties.
- Date of thread's last activity: 9 February 2015

14. Order of operations: Algebra
Teaching order of operations using games and activities
- Date of thread's last activity: 4 February 2015

15. Teaching strategies for improving math for my six year old daughter
Suggestions for teaching math to a 6-year-old at home.
- Date of thread's last activity: 3 February 2015

16. Addition and Subtaction with numbers 1-20
Making memorization of basic math facts more fun and meaningful for kids.
- Date of thread's last activity: 31 January 2015

17. Factoring out -1 in algebraic expressions
How do you know when you need to factor out -1 in algebraic expressions?
- Date of thread's last activity: 23 January 2015

18. "Bottoms up" as a method to factor trinomials
A method for factoring trinomials and why it works.
- Date of thread's last activity: 19 January 2015

19. Student with "careless" mistakes
How to teach a student to avoid making careless mistakes
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 December 2014

20. 7-8th grade Multiplication and Division