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Number Rings – Review and Free Worksheet Download

Number Rings – Review and Free Worksheet Download

The Number Rings App for iPhone and iPad is simple – but its power to teach number sense is amazing.More

The QAMA Calculator – The One Calculator You Shouldn't Burn!

The QAMA Calculator – The One Calculator You Shouldn't Burn!

There’s one calculator that just might save the fate of all others!More

Happy Meal Coupon Reveals Lack of Thinking at McDonald’s

Happy Meal Coupon Reveals Lack of Thinking at McDonald’s

Lack of thinking caused a local McDonalds to lose me as a customer. Because there was “no button for that.”More

Improving Creativity with Technology

Improving Creativity with Technology

As a vehement opponent of calculators, this article is as surprising to me as it might be to anyone! Here’s how to use technology and calculators to encourage discovery and creativity in math!More

Gen-Y Math Success at H-E-B!

Gen-Y Math Success at H-E-B!

My trip to the H-E-B pharmacy yielded a pleasant surprise of finding the clerk to be a gen-Y math success!More

Mathematician Parent: Jennifer Wilson

Mathematician Parent: Jennifer Wilson

Mom of 6 and 9 year old daughters, Jennifer Wilson is a high school super-tech math teacher. Here she shares her thoughts on math in parenting.More

How Calculators Inhibit Learning the Distributive Property in Algebra

The rule that non-calculator users must apply when doing arithmetic is the distributive property – a fundamental tool for doing algebra. Letting students use them too early will reduce their understanding of Algebra!More

How to Use Flashcards when Teaching Math

How to Use Flashcards when Teaching Math

It is not necessary that math be learned “in context.” Kids can learn math facts using flashcards and still have fun. And still learn lots!More

When to Give a Kid A Calculator

When to Give a Kid A Calculator

When we teach kids how to drive, we give them a few months in the classroom so they can learn the basics of driving and the rules of the road. Nobody in their right mind puts a teenager behind the wheel and says, while flying down the road, “Now, the brake pedal is the oneMore

Confessions of a Calculator Addict

Confessions of a Calculator Addict

I remember being allowed in Jr. High to use the calculator to “check my work.” Soon after I learned that the books in High School had the answers in the back! It was like condoned cheating! How could I go wrong with the magic box and the answers given to me straight from the publisher?More