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Using Color in the Math Classroom

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Please see our Affiliate Disclosure Page for detailed information. COLOR IN THE CLASSROOM I LOVE to color code in math.  Why?  Because it’s a way to enhance visual representation.  In layman’s terms that means it’s easier to remember.  Don’t believe me?  Advertisers...

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Mastering Fractions | Article #1 in a Series

MASTERING FRACTIONS Nothing seems to stump students as much as fractions.  You already know this, or you wouldn’t be reading this article.  But it’s interesting to note that the Wall Street Journal thought it newsworthy. FRACTIONS DEFINED A fraction is simply a part of a whole.  Mathematically we write this...

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What you DON’T KNOW about Amazon’s Affiliate Programs

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Please see our Affiliate Disclosure Page for detailed information. AMAZON’S AFFILIATE PROGRAMS| AMAZON ASSOCIATES and BOUNTY PROGRAM If you’re a blogger who monetizes, OF COURSE you know about Amazon Associates.  It’s easy to sign up for, and Amazon is widely known, accepted,...

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Amazon’s Prime Day ONLY Bounty Programs

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Please see our Affiliate Disclosure Page for detailed information. AMAZON ASSOCIATES PROGRAMS If you’re a blogger who monetizes, OF COURSE you know about Amazon Associates.  It’s easy to sign up for, and Amazon is widely known, accepted, and trusted.  But did you...

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Amazon Prime Day JUST RELEASED

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Please see our Affiliate Disclosure Page for detailed information. AMAZON PRIME DAY It’s the day Prime Members wait for ALL YEAR.  It’s better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.  You’re not a Prime Member yet?  No biggie.  Sign up now for a...

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Amazing Back to School Deal from Amazon

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Please see our Affiliate Disclosure Page for detailed information. BACK-to-SCHOOL SUPPLIES | PENCILS Now is the time to go Back to School SHOPPING.  Why?  Reason #1, you can spread the cost over a few paychecks.  Reason #2, you can hunt for the...

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Introduction to CUBES, a Word Problem Strategy

MATH WORD PROBLEMS Students everywhere struggle with math word problems.  I, a math teacher and tutor, sometimes struggle with word problems.  Why?  Because it requires a deep level of comprehension.  Instead of mathematical symbols, there are words or phrases that require interpretation.  I have found that using CUBES significantly helps my...

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Accuracy and Precision Defined

ACCURACY, NOT PRECISION Are you using the words precision and accuracy correctly, or do you believe they essentially mean the same thing?  If you use them interchangeably, you’re not alone.  Dictionaries use one word to define the other, even dictionary.com:           precision “accuracy; exactness”    ...

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Benefits of IB, AP or Dual Credit Classes

ACADEMIC RIGOR There are A LOT of talented, driven, intelligent, gifted teenagers in our country.  Schools have ambitious young adults who value their education, and want to get a head start on college.  Academic rigor is critical for motivated students, and they can achieve this through Dual Credit, Advanced Placement,...

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Newmans Error Analysis in Math Word Problems instead of CUBES

CUBES vs NEWMANS ERROR ANALYSIS I firmly believe that CUBES is VERY beneficial to students.  I have implemented it before in my classroom.  I discuss it here, and have YouTube videos showing the strategy.  However, that was before I learned about Newmans Error Analysis.   WHEN to USE CUBES I teach High School Math: ...