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Addition to 10 card game

Mission “Save the Binions”! Today I will share a card game that you can print for free and play with your young ones. The game helps practice addition to 10 but you can add the extra cards to practice addition to 20. The game is perfect for students ages 4 – 8. Older students might …

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Divisibility Rules

Divisibility Rules help us figure out if a number is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 25 and 100. They help us perform a divisibility test easily and quickly. They also help us with factorization. If a number is divisible by, for example, 3 then this number is one of its factors. The …

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Prime Factorization

Prime Factorization is the action of finding which set of prime numbers multiply together to make the original number. In a previous post, we talked about factorization, which is the action of finding the factors of a number but not necessarily the prime factors. What is different with prime factorization is that we need to factorize the …

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Fractions Card Games

We all know that in order to be able to solve equivalent fractions problems students should understand multiplication and division well and know their multiplication and division facts. However, my experience has shown me that children are successful in understanding these concepts when they have a lot of practice with visual resources. For example, students …

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Great Mathematicians: Fibonacci

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who studied math and theories back in the 11th century. He was one of the first Europeans to write about algebra. His most important book, Liber abaci promoted the use of Hindu-Arabic numerals in Europe. Fibonacci is probably best known for his famous sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is a series …

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How to Foster a Positive Attitude Towards Math at Home

Fostering a positive attitude towards math from a very young age prepares children for success in math. Studies have found that a positive attitude toward math boosts the brain’s memory center and improves math performance. Every child can be successful in math with good teaching, coaching, practice, encouragement, and motivation. We, as parents are our …

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Why is the order of operation important?

The order of operations is a group of rules that tells you the right order in which to solve different parts of a math sentence. It is like an agreement we all made to be sure that we read and understand a problem the same way. According to the order of operations, we need to first solve the equations in brackets …

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Great Mathematicians: Eratosthenes

Eratosthenes and His Sieve Prime Numbers and “The Sieve of Eratosthenes” Over two thousand years ago a Greek mathematician named Eratoshenes invented an ingenious technique that helps to find all the prime numbers between one and two hundred. It is a very interesting procedure called “The Sieve of Eratosthenes”. Of course, we can always find …

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Teaching Binary Numbers

The connection of binary number system to computers makes it a very interesting concept for students. The binary number system helps to store information of all kinds on computers. Computers use binary digits (or bits) because they can only read and store an on or off charge. So, using 0 as “off” and 1 as …

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Fun Factors

In today’s post, we will talk about factorization. What it is. How it is done. How it helps us and how to help students understand it. Factoring is a math operation. It is the process of breaking a number into smaller numbers that multiplied together, give us the original number. Those numbers are called Factors. …

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