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 […]

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 […]

Middle School Math is Hard

Only the really smart kids took Algebra in 8th grade when I was growing up. Sure, I was in that group, but a lot were not. Most students’ mental math is abysmal, and if it weren’t for the calculator and Excel, they’d be in big trouble managing our finances at home. A few nights ago, […]

Can we repair school mathematics in the US?

For years I’ve been involved in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and I was stunned by reports of the abysmal performance of our best high school seniors on the mathematics examination given to them and their peers from twenty other countries, is very important to me. On general math skills these US […]

Comprehending Technical Math Reading: What Is Technical Material?

Technical reading involves focusing on writing that communicates specific information. This information is in a large variety of formats from directions, memos, reports, letters, proposals, prescriptions, to charts, graphs, and spreadsheets. These formats may be very unfamiliar to the reader who is used to typical fiction and nonfiction patterns and structures. Being able to read […]

High School Math

High school is the time which asks parents and educator to be very careful about the teenager students. The main topics in the high school math include: Mastering the order of operations involving fractions, exponents, and parentheses. Understanding and applying the basic algebraic concepts such as algebraic expressions, polynomials, equations such as linear equations and […]

Parents and Teachers Foster Reading & Math Comprehension – Responsibility

Students need to learn that they need to and are expected to take responsibility for understanding (comprehending) what they have read. AT HOME AT SCHOOL Don’t always give your child the word or the meaning. Let the child problem solve. Ask him/her, “What can you do to figure this meaning or word out?” Teach students […]

Parents and Teachers Foster Reading & Math Comprehension – Opportunities

Students need opportunities to use and practice what they have learned. Students need lots of time to practice the process of expecting that text will make sense when they read. AT HOME AT SCHOOL Make sure that you read to and with your children at least 20 minutes a day. Give your child encouragement as […]

High Utility Math Word Families

I’m not only addressing Math Issues, but let’s see if you can discover some mathematical analogies in the following phonological listings. Good Luck !!! Sounds are often stable in the part of the word from the vowel forward, known as the rime. Ninety-five (95)% of the 286 phonograms that appear in primary grade-level texts are […]

Best method for factoring polynomials

Students in grade nine or grade ten need to know factoring polynomials as an important segment of their algebra study. At this page, I am giving an overall approach to learning how to factor polynomials. You should know the following points very well to make factoring polynomials easy: 1. Greatest Common Factor (gcf): Students should […]