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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. 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.
4. Measurement - Word Search Puzzle
A combination of word search and fill-in the blanks for a measurement review.
5. 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!”
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. Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Mixed numbers entered the chamber booth and exited as improper fractions to aid in the task of subtracting mixed numbers. Click to see how it all works.
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. How to Divide
Take a look at this mnemonic to help your child remember and understand the steps or algorithm for long division.
10. 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.
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