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A Brain Teaser?….”Robin” Reads YOUR mind

Recently, a friend emailed me a link to "RegiftingRobin"…with the subject line "Can you figure it out???"  My friend was stymied about how a computer could read her mind…and then I discovered it could read my mind too.  How does … Continue reading

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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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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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Kids Do what they Like to do….and what’s fun for them! Go Figure?

Trying to get kids to be interested in math is a tough sell!  We'd like to think that because they are supposed to study and behave properly in school that they will–it might be wishful thinking.  Perhaps the trick is … 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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Cooking up something G-O-O-O-D!

    Most kids love to help in the kitchen.  Here's a great opportunity to encourage a struggling reader to read "important" stuff; cooking demonstrates science and math in a really practical way.   Although it's a tad more work for … 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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