How Worksheets Help Third Graders Become Math Wizards

Many parents would be really happy if their child would become a math wizard since math is not an easy subject to deal with. It is the field wherein you see and face the world of numbers most of the time. But the question is how would you do it? Now how would you make your third-grade child into a wizard in the field of math? One of the strategies is to provide them worksheets which fit their age and ability. Teach them while giving third-grade worksheets as a tool in enhancing their knowledge. Maybe if you think of this you would find it complicated since you are already thinking of the complexity of Mathematics. But, come to think of having a child who is the expert in math. Isn’t it wonderful? Give your child worksheets to work on. Third graders deserve third-grade worksheets. It is important that you start from the most basic so that […]

How to Make Math Easy for Second Graders

When a child reaches the second grade he or she will spend much of their class time on reviewing skills learned in first grade. Math for second graders includes major topics and skills that are needed to maintain. It is usually composed of numbers, computations and operations, data and probability, measurements, geometry, and algebra. The children will be able to solve problems and apply those using methods which also include those concepts developed in the past year of schooling. Numbers Math for second graders will cover topics such as representation and proper usage of numbers. The child or student will be able to read and write whole numbers up to 999. They will also be able to indicate place values and identify odd and even numbers. Also, on this grade, they will learn how to add and subtract facts up to 20. They will be trained to mentally do the addition and subtraction with two-digit […]

Multiplication Games For Kids-How to choose the best

Multiplication Games can help your kids to get familiar with math concepts and make learning multiplication facts more fun. Sometimes, because of improper input of keywords and wrong punctuations, most people searched for wrong information. One of the most frequent error and can be considered as a good example is the word multiplication. Games, teachers, kids, facts or any other words that can be incorporated into this word can also result in something to multiplication but not that that accurate. There could be instances that people are so careless that they usually enter the misspelled keyword like “multication” or “multiplation”, instead of multiplication. See also this interesting Johns Hopkins University video: You have to learn math whether you like it or not. And of course, you cannot pass the math subject if you don’t know anything about multiplication. But, believe it or not, there are ways on how to have a fun and exciting learning of multiplication. Games […]

Open Your Child’s Mind to Math

When a child enters the elementary level, he/she starts to learn different things. Children are now being introduced to different fields of learning. And one of the most complicated fields is MATH. As a parent or teacher for first graders, how do you let your children and students understand Math? Well, the most effective method is to give him exercises that suit their age. First-grade math exercises are best if taught also to first-grade students. When math is concerned, a child tends to find it boring and difficult. Children avoid studying when they know that numbers are in front of them. Exercises and worksheets can help. But of course, you should also choose worksheets that are clear and can be understood by a grade one student. A good example can be Number Worksheets wherein your child can learn numbers. These worksheets are composed of missing numbers and operations. You can also come up with different styles like […]

How Can You Multiply Faster Than A Calculator

Consider the following scenario. The process of using a calculator is not nearly as fast as it is portrayed to be. First, you need to get it out and turn it on. Then, you need to enter in the numbers. Finally, it will display the answer for you. Think about it. How long does it really take to do all this? I claim that I can do this task faster in my head, and that I can teach you to do the same. I’ll teach you how to be lazy, save time, and avoid the hassle of getting out the calculator all at the same time! There are two methods that I would like to share with you: Round And Adjust, and Multiply In Parts. Along with these two techniques, I’ll share with you a couple of tricks that I apply to simplify both of these methods.

Real-life math lessons help students measure up

Tribute to a fantastic Math Teacher Henry Brown III was teaching math in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and his classroom was always open for business. He displays lumber, cut to several sizes, and plants, green and growing. The task for his students, half of whom enter this alternative high school with math skills below the fifth-grade level: to design an outdoor garden. At Brown’s Shopping Center, as he calls his classroom, once-failing students whip out calculators and legal pads to measure a triangular border. They compute the best value for the boards on a price per foot basis. Brown enlists decision-making skills, too: How will they get the boards home? Suppose it’s raining? Won’t they need a car? “Mr. Brown, we’re making you a garden. We’re buying your wood. And now you want us to buy you a car? You’re tripping!” says Tinese Johnson, 19. The whole class laughs at this gentle gibe, and at Brown’s enthusiastic, […]

If Children Lack Word-Solving & Math Strategies…

The child who lacks word-solving and math strategies may be unsure, lack confidence, and be unwilling to take a risk. He/she may not know word-solving strategies to use when encountering an unknown word. Just because a child learned phonics does not guarantee that he/she will know how to use these skills when reading. Additionally, a child may not attempt words because adults tell the child unknown words and there is no need for the child to learn how to problem solve unknown words. In order to help a child, an adult should think about the reasons a child does not know a word and choose an intervention. Interventions Praise any attempt a child takes to help himself/herself. Wait 10 seconds before saying anything. Recognize that readers use several different word-solving strategies along with context and meaning to solve an unknown word. Readers do not use phonics alone.For more information see Comprehension Strategies For more information […]

Should Math and Science Teachers Be Paid More?

I spend a good deal of time interviewing and hiring teachers, which often leads me to wonder…Should math and science teachers be paid more than other content area teachers? Math and science are considered “hard to staff subjects”. I would also categorize Special Education teachers as hard to staff. In California, there has been a steady decline in enrollment at teacher credentialing programs across the spectrum of universities. According to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the decline has been steady and ongoing for the past 8 years. In 2016, there were 12% fewer educators who earned a teaching credential than the previous year. Recently, my colleagues and I looked at a detailed 2016 report published by the California Department of Education, which listed each university’s teacher credentialing program. For each university, the numbers were broken down specifically by how many students graduated from each teaching credential program major(i.e. Single Subject Physics).

Letter To Parents – Math Teaching

Dear Parents Are your children falling behind in Mathematics? Are you constantly looking for ways to help them, but find that today’s Syllabus is very different from your own school days? More than likely, you are paying a small fortune for private lessons not to mention the hassle of driving them here and there. Has it made a difference? In my case, it didn’t! I have a teenage son who has always struggled with math and even the aptitude career test indicated that he will be successful within excellent math skills, he was very frustrated because he wanted to be able to understand math. First, take look at this video to understand a little more about math: He would just end up with more homework and be needing more help. After spending many evenings on the internet searching for something that could help us both, I finally found this wonderful tutorial which covers our local math […]

Letter To Students – Math Teaching

Dear Student, Do you feel left out when it comes to Mathematics at school? Are you struggling with your homework, tests, and exams? If your answer is YES, you have come to the right place. To give you an idea what this post is all about, take a look the following video: Many students today are falling behind in their Mathematics for the simple reason of how it is being put forward to them in class. Let’s face it. A teacher can only do so much in a 45-minute lesson. There is rarely time for individual attention or second explanations. Students are left to figure it out on their own or like many, never manage to grab the concepts. This is where the problem begins. The learning of Mathematics is like the structure of a building. If your foundation is not strong, the building will fall. So every time you skip to another topic in […]