Category Archives: Math & Science

Chocolate Math –don’t worry, It’s fun!

This takes less than a minute…Here goes: Don't tell me your age – you probably would tell a falsehood anyway – but the Hershey Man will know your age by Chocolate Math. Work this out as you read. DON'T CHEAT … Continue reading

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Looking for a summer “science project”?

When school is out (and I know I'm jumping the gun a little), kids may believe they are taking a vacation from "learning", too.  This notion suggests that learning is boring or  even "homework" to be avoided.  This year, you … Continue reading

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Takes or Mis-takes–the art of successful Test Taking

  "Stop making Stupid Mistakes" by Richard Rusczyk is just one of the articles available at www.ArtofProblemSolving.com . He suggests techniques that seem obvious, but not using them often gets students in trouble.  Even if a student knows how to do the math … Continue reading

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Parents get math help for kids

How many schools are teaching Math to Parents?  Not many, I'd bet.  But in Tuscon, parents can attend workshops that help them help their kids…by reframing math and how to teach it.    According to an article at www.azstarnet.com www.azstarnet.com:  … Continue reading

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Parents influence children’s success in mathematics

A recent article in the Lansing State Journal starts out: "Mathematics looks different today from how it looked several generations ago. Ask any parent who has spent time in the classroom and glanced at an Algebra textbook, "Application, Communication, and … Continue reading

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Math is Everywhere–Check out what you eat

Lots of kids don't think Math is useful in general everyday situations.  I beg to differ– the link listed below lands you on a site that talks about health, exercise and nutrition in practical terms everyone can learn from…and it's full … Continue reading

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