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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. 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.
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. How to Divide
Take a look at this mnemonic to help your child remember and understand the steps or algorithm for long division.
6. 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.
7. Multiplication Tips - 2s, 4s, 8s
Strategies to reinforce multiplication facts for 2s, 4s, and 8s
8. Math Board Game - Addition - Subtraction - Time
A fun way to practice three math skills with easy instructions. Three Primary Math Games in one box reinforces addition, subtraction and telling time. Any Elementary or Special Ed school teacher, home school family, or student would enjoy these games. Two to four players. Ages 4 – 9
9. Fractions - Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Challenge your students with a crossword puzzle to review fraction vocabulary.
10. Math MOOC - Free Online Math Courses - Self-Paced
MOOCs are an ideal way to try out a course, college, university or even a new career field. Homeschool families will find them useful too. Click to discover free math courses for all ages.
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