Teaching & Learning Fractions Using Manipulatives
Apr24

Teaching & Learning Fractions Using Manipulatives

Teaching fractions can pose a real challenge to a homeschooling parent.  Fortunately, many program exist to aid in this important process and all of them involve the use of manipulatives. Math teachers and parents alike, recognize that the best way to learn and master the concepts involved with working with fractions is the use of manipulatives – objects that represent the abstract numbers in the fraction problems. For simply...

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Mastery of Math Facts With Fun!
Apr17

Mastery of Math Facts With Fun!

Math facts are a constant. They never change, no matter what the current fashionable method of instruction might be. The facts never change, only the delivery system. As each math function is covered, there is an effective math teaching supplement practice: Doing math problems the tried and true, old-fashioned way, with a pencil and a hard copy worksheet, introducing each math function gradually, say two to four practice problems per...

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Rhyming As A Math Learning Device
Mar21

Rhyming As A Math Learning Device

Rhyming is an excellent way to teach specific bits of information in many fields of learning, but especially in math. Math is composed of unchanging facts that lend themselves to using rhyme as a memorization process. Rhyming in learning the times tables and other math information, is especially valuable, as these facts are immutable and once memorized, always available. Young children respond to rhyming games, because learning in the...

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