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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...


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...