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News from Mathnasium of Great Neck

Should We Stop Making Kids Memorize Times Tables?

Jun 24, 2015

Stanford University’s Jo Boaler says teachers and parents should stop using math flash cards, stop drilling kids in addition and multiplication and especially stop forcing students to do calculations quickly under time pressure. Good-bye Mad Mi...

What is Singapore Math

Apr 29, 2015

  1K   MATH Home Math Milestones Math Activities Online Math Games Math Tips for Parents Instill a Love of Math Creative Play with Math Workbooks – Work = Truly Fun Math When to Get a Math Tu...

Problem Solving Grades K-5

Apr 29, 2015

Children become good problem solvers when they are asked to solve a broad range of problems early on, at home and at school. Start with easy questions: let the level of difficulty increase as the child's ability grows. Ask children questions like:...

Fractions Grades K-5

Mar 31, 2015

As counting skills begin to develop, fractions can be introduced. Long before introducing words like numerator and denominator, teach children that half means "2 parts the same," and have them use this knowledge to figure out things like:      ...

Grouping Grades K-5

Mar 11, 2015

To expand children's thinking process and help them "see" groups, ask questions like:      - "7 and how much more make 10?" "70 and how much more make 100?" "700 and how much more make 1,000?"      - "10 and how much more make 15?" "10 and h...

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