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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. Math is Everywhere - Gardening
Do you enjoy gardening? If so, do you realize math is used throughout the gardening process from planning to harvesting? The All New Square Foot Gardening book is a perfect example of how math is naturally applied in gardening.
4. 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!”
5. 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.
6. Math Facts Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
What is the sum of 2 and 5? Help students remember what to do. Use this crossword puzzle to review math facts vocabulary individually or within groups.
7. Converting Fractions - Decimals
Learn how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. Includes practice problems.
8. How to Divide
Take a look at this mnemonic to help your child remember and understand the steps or algorithm for long division.
9. Number 7
Ponder the trivia about the number 7 or use them to introduce a topic.
10. Fractions - Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Challenge your students with a crossword puzzle to review fraction vocabulary.
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