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Current conversations:
1. Basic math fractions
Teaching fractions and division to academically challenging 7th grade self- contained class using manipulations
- Date of thread's last activity: 23 February 1999

2. Including "low" students in the main curriculum
Strategies for teaching a 7th grade mixed ability classroom
- Date of thread's last activity: 7 February 1999

3. Geometry
Literature with any geometrical or algebraic references to be read to students
- Date of thread's last activity: 1 February 1999

4. Paper folding
Christmas ornament paper folding activity
- Date of thread's last activity: 7 December 1998

5. Finding statistics on the Web
Information and/or statistical data on the results of using computer programs to teach math to 9th grade special ed. students
- Date of thread's last activity: 4 December 1998

Illustrating the need for common denominators when adding fractions.
- Date of thread's last activity: 29 November 1998

7. Commission earnings
A fun way of teaching commission earnings.
- Date of thread's last activity: 24 November 1998

8. Teaching bases to middle school children
Strategies for teaching bases to middle school children.
- Date of thread's last activity: 21 November 1998

9. Telling time to half- and quarter-hours
Use "The Grouchy Ladybug", by Eric Carle to teach learning-disabled grade 2 and 3 students to tell time to half- and quarter-hours.
- Date of thread's last activity: 20 November 1998

10. Adding with decimals
Use money to teach decimals to high school school students.
- Date of thread's last activity: 17 November 1998

11. Flatland in honors geometry
Ideas for projects related to Flatland for an honors geometry class.
- Date of thread's last activity: 12 November 1998

12. Checking double digit subtraction
Using addition to check double digit subtraction.
- Date of thread's last activity: 10 November 1998

13. Multiplication
Suggestion for teaching two- and three-digit multiplication.
- Date of thread's last activity: 7 November 1998

14. Geoboards in geometry
Using geoboards for homeschooling 4th and 6th graders.
- Date of thread's last activity: 6 November 1998

15. Strategies for Motivating Low Level Math Students
Motivating low-performing high school students.
- Date of thread's last activity: 1 November 1998

16. Perpendicular Lines & Gradients
An activity to help students discover the relationship between slopes of perpendicular lines.
- Date of thread's last activity: 1 November 1998

17. Functions in middle school
What is the role of functions in the middle grades math program?
- Date of thread's last activity: 30 October 1998

18. Probability
Suggestions for teaching probability.
- Date of thread's last activity: 30 October 1998

19. Applications of high school mathematics curriculum
Real world applications of high school mathematics curriculum from 1st year Algebra through Pre-Calculus.
- Date of thread's last activity: 28 October 1998

20. Similar figures
Teaching similar figures to 7th graders.
- Date of thread's last activity: 25 October 1998

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