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Here are the top ten articles for the Math Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. What is a Fact Family?
Fact families explained for parents.
2. GCF and LCM by Prime Factorization
A straight forward way to find the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) using prime factorization. Article includes examples and on-line practice.
3. How to Divide
Take a look at this mnemonic to help your child remember and understand the steps or algorithm for long division.
4. Percents - Mentally Calculate Discount
Stores advertise heavily for Thanksgiving and Christmas to lure you into their stores. They offer 20%, 40% and even 75% off. Your adrenaline begins to flow as you shop for bargains. You find the perfect gift! Now, let’s look at a few ways to mentally calculate your discount and sale price.
5. Math Foldable - Multiplication
Kids will enjoy this self-made multiplication practice activity with a positive message of their choice.
6. Cooking With Math - Double a Recipe
Did you realize you used so many math skills in the kitchen? An assignment of doubling a recipe could serve as an excellent assessment and/or a way to learn and have fun with dessert as a reward.
7. Mastering Essential Math Skills - Review
Math is like playing a sport or playing a piano. In order to improve your skills, practice is required. Well, Richard W. Fisher provides this much needed practice in his books Mastering Essential Math Skills. Book One is for 4th and 5th grade, and Book Two is for grades 6th – 12th.
8. Subtracting Mixed Numbers and Whole Numbers
How do you subtract mixed numbers from whole numbers? Uh? That’s what I thought. This is a commonly missed fraction problem. Once, you read this article your “uh” will change to “ah ha!”
9. Measurement - Word Search Puzzle
A combination of word search and fill-in the blanks for a measurement review.
10. Converting Fractions - Decimals
Learn how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. Includes practice problems.
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