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Concrete to Abstract

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When presenting operations with signed numbers, an instructor must deal with the issue of notation as well, to allow for the plus and minus having two different meanings; this has to be addressed. 837 more words

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How Bad Math Instruction Makes Kids More Emotional And Less Rational

Barry Garelick is a long-time math instruction analyst and current middle-school math teacher. For years he has done yeoman’s work carefully analyzing Common Core math and showing precisely how it affects students, down to the level of individual math problems, approaches, and specific mandates. 272 more words

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Real World Applications & Pi

Today, fourth grade students took a measure of yarn and made varying size circles. Then, they cut three more pieces of yarn to represent the diameter of each circle. 67 more words

The Definition of Math is …

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Do you have a definition of math that you’ve come to by virtue of your experience or have you adopted a particularly viable definition offered by an outstanding mathematician? 490 more words

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One 1873 View of Percent

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I’m writing this short piece to give you the flavor of what students had to do when they studied percent using Rev. York’s 1873… 347 more words

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Recognize x∧2 – x – 1 = 0?

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If you recognize the equation in the title then you are already familiar with the golden ratio of 1.618. There are a number of books that explore the occurrence of the golden ratio in nature, architecture, the pyramids, art, aesthetics and a variety of other suspected places. 991 more words

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A Short, Short Discourse on Digit Sum

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My daughter and I play with numerology; it’s just play, nothing serious. We play with calendar dates, prime numbers, birthdays, etc., looking for patterns and such. 426 more words

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